Remaining time on upscale is 12 days

Is it normal for an upscale of a dvd to take several days and greatly slow my computer down?

I’m new to all this and I’m wondering if it’s worth all this. I’ve decided to use MakeMKV to rip my DVDs to a .mkv file and then upscale them to 4k.

dependend on your hardware yes, that is quite normal. :eyes:

Here’s my hardware:

Processor: 11th Gen Intel(R) Core™ i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz 2.80 GHz

RAM: 16 GB

Topaz Video AI strongly relies on your GPU power. In the CPU integrated graphics or processing via CPU only is very slow indeed.


This is my GPU: Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics

Is that a good one? If not, what would you recommend? I have a laptop. Is it even possible to upgrade that on a laptop if I needed to?

I would recommend an Nvidia RTX card because Topaz Video AI makes use of the tensor cores. The latest version of Video AI offers a speed test in the drop down menu. Just compare your speed with the results of other users here in the forum who make the same test with different graphics cards. Maybe you can connect an external GPU to your laptop, but I would recommend getting a desktop PC with proper cooling and a dedicated graphics card to significantly speed up the processing! :slight_smile:


I don’t see an option for ‘speed test’ or anything similar in the menu. How did I access that?

the test option is named “Benchmark”.

1 Like

Thank you!

1 Like

To be fair you are using a 4 core processor with a very low end onboard GPU.
Your graphics card has 5.0 TFLOPS half precision power, a A770 dedicated GPU has 40.0

Sorry to say you can’t do much about rendering with a very low spec machine.


This makes me sad. My laptop cost me about $1800 just 2.5 years ago. (I can’t believe it’s been that long!)

Run the Benchmark and post the results here.
Be interesting to see what fps you get.

Topaz Video AI v3.1.11
System Information
OS: Windows v11.2009
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-Core Processor 63.902 GB
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 7.8428 GB
Processing Settings: device: 0 vram: 1 instances: 1
Input Resolution: 1920x1080
Benchmark Results
Artemis 1X: 12.29 fps 2X: 6.04 fps 4X: 1.86 fps
Proteus 1X: 11.66 fps 2X: 6.46 fps 4X: 1.83 fps
Gaia 1X: 4.75 fps 2X: 3.2 fps 4X: 1.92 fps
4X Slowmo Apollo: 16.9 fps Chronos: 9.99 fps Chronos Fast: 13.88 fps

Ok, I will do that after work this evening

1 Like

Yes, but laptops are not as powerful as desktop PCs. Even at 2000 dollars, it’s not enough… Already with a graphics card at 400 euros it can be long so with a laptop I dare not even imagine… :confused: I can barely do 4k (it often crashes) with a gtx 1660, but it’s getting a bit dated I admit…


@Lepros311 if you pay for electricity and if you plan to use TVEAI in a daily basis than start to think about building a good desktop Pc.
Around 2 years ago I had to do the same and I don’t regret any cent I’ve spend on it… 2 years later I’m planning to do another upgrade :roll_eyes:

1 Like

Topaz Video AI v3.1.11
System Information
OS: Windows v10.2009
CPU: 11th Gen Intel(R) Core™ i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz 15.715 GB
GPU: Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics 0.125 GB
Processing Settings: device: 0 vram: 0.9 instances: 1
Input Resolution: 1920x1080
Benchmark Results
Artemis 1X: 0.74 fps 2X: 0.42 fps 4X: 0.1 fps
Proteus 1X: 0.5 fps 2X: 0.22 fps 4X: 0.1 fps
Gaia 1X: 0.07 fps 2X: 0.04 fps 4X: 0.07 fps
4X Slowmo Apollo: 0.73 fps Chronos: 0.18 fps Chronos Fast: 0.47 fps

that is really slow, it’s like 5 sec for one frame for SD to HD upscaling on Proteus.
I don’t even want to think how would it be trying using Gaia model… almost a whole 1 min per frame (half an hour / 30 min, for 1 sec of video at 30 fps)…

Yeah, I’m disappointed to just now be finding this out. I didn’t realize it required so much resources. My goal was to rip all the DVDs I have and upscale them. I think I may have to just settle for ripping them (as .mkv files) and maybe upscale them in the future if I can upgrade my GPU or even buy a whole new computer.

Maybe find out the best settings via preview 0.1 sec on different parts of your video file and upload the whole file somewhere. I might be able to process one or another for you so that you get an impression of what Video AI can do. :slight_smile: