Hi there. Newbie here. I just purchased the Black Friday Suite bundle minus the Video AI program.
I’m looking to upgrade my computer so the Topaz programs faster and I need some advice. I have approximately $250 to spend. Currently my desktop computer has a MSI B350 Tomahawk mother board with 32gb of ram. I’m not looking to change either of those components.
What I am looking at is upgrading either my CPU or my GPU. I can only afford to upgrade one of those at this time.
My current processor is an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (6 core 12 thread / 3.2-3.6 GHz clock speed). Benchmark tests give it a score of 12404. I’m looking at up grading to either a Ryzen 5 3600 (6 core 12 thread / 3.6-4.2 GHz) with a score of 17867 or a Ryzen 7 2700x (8 core 16 thread / 3.7-4.3 GHz) with a score of 17584.
Or… will I get more bang for my buck if I upgrade my GPU?
My current GPU is a 2gb GTX 1050 Ti. I’m not sure what model GPU I should get, that fits my price range, other than I figure it should have at least 4gb or more of memory. Any suggestions?
So… should I upgrade my CPU or my GPU for increased performance when running the Topaz programs? At this time, I can only upgrade one. And if you recommend one over the other, what do you recommend?