New update to Topaz Studio (1.14.2) Feb 28

The public release updated upon my opening PR 1.14.1, very fast and successful update

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I experienced the same thing. Also appears to be running faster. :slight_smile:

Only minor changes, see here:

I read that earlier prior to commenting but I’m seeing faster response nonetheless.

I just had my first glitch, I clicked on the first image them I lost the image in the window, clicked on the second and the third and lost those too. Clicked on the second one (the one I wanted to save) and it got hung up. I had to close TS through the task manager.

Try and see if your PC Hardware manufacturer has updates for the HD4600 GPU you have.as I use a driver for my HD630 from 28/02/2018 (last year) v23.20.16.4973 and the Intel GPU works fine.

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Been playing with it off and on today with no problems at all. Below are my system specs in case it helps:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit; Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601; BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 2501, 4/7/2014; AMD FX™-4100 Quad-Core Processor, 3600 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s); 32GB RAM; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060GB; 1280x1024 75Hz; Chipset NV52. Speed 2147.48THz, Peak Processing 4 TFLOPS, Cores per Processor = 10 units, Directx 11; GLDriverVersion="24.21.13.9836; AMD CPU Family:15, Model:1, Stepping:2 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVXLogical processor count: 4 Processor speed: 3612 MHz Built-in memory: 32668 MB; Open GL 6.14.10.13417; Samsung C27F398FWN.

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Thanks Don, I checked with HP and my Graphics driver is up to date, checked Intel with their Driver checker and it seem I have a custom driver and Intel says I could have issues if I install their driver. Maybe I need to start shopping for a new graphics card. Below are the specks that Intel ran

Thank you David, I think its my Graphics card

Yes with HP or Toshiba do not download the Intel Standard driver as it wont work. For replacement my advice would be NVIDIA mid range such as 1050, 1050ti, 1060 etc but the latest with at least 4GB onboard GPU memory.

AMD I’m not sure about.

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Check on AMD RX580, it should be around $200 such as the Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 PCI-E Dual HDMI / DVI-D / Dual DP OC w/ Backplate (UEFI), 100411P8GOCL for $219 at Newegg.com

I use a RX580 and it does well but you can get faster for more money such as the new GTX 1660 ti for about $289.

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I have a 300 watt power supply will that be enough to support it ?

No, it should be 600W or higher. You don’t say what the rest of your computer is using. It sounds like you may need to upgrade your whole computer to get good performance. A desktop PC with a AMD Ryzen 5 2600X cpu would be a good start. This has 6 cores + 6 threads. Also the PCIe slots for the video card need to be PCIe 3. If you upgrade, just try to get the video card as part of the package.

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My PC is about five years old an HP Envy with an Intel® Core™ i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s) 16GB ram. The new AI products are the only software that runs slow on my machine. I do a lot of art work with Corel Painter 2019 and I don’t have any problems with it. I updated to Win 10 when it first came out but I still haven’t gotten that Oct 2018 update yet, I think its because of my GPU isn’t compatible

Ricci, that sure sounds ok but the 300W PSU is underpowered and a more powerful graphics card will require a power connector directly to it. So if you upgrade the GPU you will also need to get a new power supply. Make sure the size of both will fit the case before buying. Most supplies are a standard size but some mfgs. like HP will have a custom supply made. The power supply should have a 6 + 2 PCIe VGA cable for the graphics card (GPU).

Here is an article: https://www.howtogeek.com/345365/how-to-upgrade-a-graphics-card/

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Thank you Artisan, that look like a great article so I bookmarked it. I done some basic tech work on my PC by adding on an extra hard drive. That was easy, but I will check out pricing at my computer repair store to see what the cost would be. If its too high I might do the work myself.

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Ricci, just to give you a starting point, I would suggest an AMD type RX580 GPU with 4 or 8 GB of RAM (4 works great). You will notice that most of the problems here are with the Nvidia cards. For the power supply 650W and one with a 80 Plus Gold rating. I use the EVGA brand but there are some other good ones like Corsair. Your case may need another fan to increase air flow if there is an opening for that and the computer shop can advise you on that.

BTW I was a power supply designer for 30 years and a Dell Power engineer for five years. I’ve also built four computers for myself. Now, I’m just an artist. :blush:

I have to disagree with you on that, most of the people I assist have issues with AMD and especially clocking and AMD software causing issues.

One is not necessarily better than the other, as both have areas where they excel and where they leave something to be desired. For the most part, AMD is better when it comes to budget and mid-range cards, whereas Nvidia is the only way to go for high-end graphics cards.

Not a quote from me but a general observation in the market. You would be best choosing a card that has sufficient power and there are starting points.

Optimal minimum for the Sharpen AI, which is the most demanding, is:

  • GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 4GB
  • RX 470 8GB or better

With just Studio you can get away with a lesser configuration, but I suspect not for long.

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A GTX 1070Ti costs between $500 and $700. The RX580 is $200 and I own it and it works fine with all of Topaz AI products (I haven’t tested it on Jpeg to RAW). Using a 16 Megapixel Jpeg picture, AI Sharpen takes 25 seconds to process when saving and 3 seconds for the preview. Using task manager, I see that the 16Mpx file only took 0.8GB of GPU memory while processing.

What I see for users with AMD GPUs are that the real issues are with the Mac OS. My goal for Ricci was to get excellent performance for the lowest price. Of course, if she wants to spend $700 for a new PSU and graphics card, she can but its totally unnecessary.

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@AiDon @Artisan-West Just to give you guys an update on my PC, I took it in to my Computer repair shop. He tested my HD and told me that it is failing and talked me into an SSD, also installing NVIDIA 1050ti, 600w power supply.

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