I use VEAI for almost 2 years now, I mainly polish/upscale early days VR material. My current machine:
- Ryzen 9 3900X
- 64GB DDR4 3200MHz
- RTX 3090
- Custom watercooled loop
- 2x NVME PCIe 3.0 SSB 1TB
- 4x2TB HDDs on RAID0 making a total of 8TB
In general I open 3-4 instances of VEAI to maximize load, that mostly hits on the CPU loads, depending on the model I use. I regularly use Artemis HQ/MQ v12 but since Proteus is out I almost always choose that with some slightly bumped custom settings, simply the best unless the source material is not dramatically bad compressed.
Now I get new projects with higher resolution (6k) and MPBS (120) that needs to be polished and upscaled to 8K. I know, it is not that much but still there is some room for improvement. these footage is recorded some years ago on older tech so VEAI can still enhance the footage. However, such high res source footage bumps the time to process again:
I currently run 3 instances of veai with proteus v2 on the file. I hit about 9secs/frame for 3 parallel instances. GPU core load is around 40%. CPU core load around 85%. GPU VRAM usage: 55%
I wonder how to speed up: my output until today was 8bit png. might change this because 10bit is a thing but will have to look for more hdd space since this will get huge. I wonder if swapping the cpu to a ryzen with 16 cores is a thing to fire up 1-2 more instances? Or maybe some of you know when topaz will bring out a version that maximizes load on the gpu? should I consider swapping rtx to 6900xt? Whats your suggestions?