Topaz Video AI v4.0.4

Alas as I can’t install 4.0.4 on my non-AVX2 system, and my questions about whether it would work without AVX2 if you had a good graphics card (so would use that instead of AVX2) went unanswered, I decided what-the-heck let’s give it a go, since I have a licence which supports the latest version and it has been suggested it will work this way…

Anyway, here’s the Benchmarks run on my AVX2 system (for amusement value, and why I’d like to run it on my faster system - BTW I checked and the BIOS is set to provide the power necessary to run the CPU quickly, i.e. “Platform PL1 Power” is set correctly for the faster 20W operation, not the 6W for a fanless system):
Topaz Video AI v4.0.4
System Information
OS: Windows v11.22
CPU: Intel(R) N100 15.777 GB
GPU: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 0.125 GB
Processing Settings
device: 0 vram: 1 instances: 1
Input Resolution: 1920x1080
Benchmark Results
Artemis 1X: 00.18 fps 2X: 00.13 fps 4X: 00.06 fps
Iris 1X: 00.20 fps 2X: 00.11 fps 4X: 00.04 fps
Proteus 1X: 00.19 fps 2X: 00.13 fps 4X: 00.06 fps
Gaia 1X: 00.03 fps 2X: 00.02 fps 4X: 00.02 fps
Nyx 1X: 00.08 fps 2X: 00.08 fps
4X Slowmo Apollo: 00.20 fps APFast: 00.93 fps Chronos: 00.10 fps CHFast: 00.17 fps

This is my non-AVX system with 3.5.4:
Topaz Video AI v3.5.4
System Information
OS: Windows v10.22
CPU: Intel(R) Core™ i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz 31.96 GB
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 5.8281 GB
Processing Settings
device: 0 vram: 1 instances: 1
Input Resolution: 1920x1080
Benchmark Results
Artemis 1X: 08.92 fps 2X: 05.14 fps 4X: 01.50 fps
Iris 1X: 08.88 fps 2X: 04.83 fps 4X: 01.51 fps
Proteus 1X: 08.72 fps 2X: 04.45 fps 4X: 01.48 fps
Gaia 1X: 02.81 fps 2X: 01.86 fps 4X: 01.24 fps
Nyx 1X: 03.38 fps
4X Slowmo Apollo: 03.55 fps APFast: 29.61 fps Chronos: 06.80 fps CHFast: 10.70 fps

Plus finally the non-AVX2 system with 4.0.4:
Topaz Video AI v4.0.4
System Information
OS: Windows v10.22
CPU: Intel(R) Core™ i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz 31.96 GB
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 5.8281 GB
Processing Settings
device: 0 vram: 1 instances: 1
Input Resolution: 1920x1080
Benchmark Results
Artemis 1X: 09.04 fps 2X: 05.98 fps 4X: 01.66 fps
Iris 1X: 09.04 fps 2X: 04.92 fps 4X: 01.52 fps
Proteus 1X: 08.86 fps 2X: 05.84 fps 4X: 01.57 fps
Gaia 1X: 02.81 fps 2X: 01.86 fps 4X: 01.24 fps
Nyx 1X: 03.40 fps 2X: 02.96 fps
4X Slowmo Apollo: 03.96 fps APFast: 24.41 fps Chronos: 06.82 fps CHFast: 10.64 fps

So basically I just copied over the files from the AVX2 system and gave it a go. I did play with adding some registry entries but that didn’t change anything.

My findings are that it runs okay but only in Trial mode (it will authenticate and take away the Yellow Trial box, but you still get the watermark).

So, since 4.0.4 (i) seems to run okay and (ii) I have a licence for it, could someone please suggest how to get it out of trial mode? For bonus points should I expect everything to work or are there things to avoid? I did notice no exceptions were thrown running the Benchmark or converting a clip with Proteus V3, and the results all look sensible compared to 3.5.4 :slight_smile:

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