What computer to easily process D800 files?

Started Jul 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
SushiEater Veteran Member • Posts: 9,095
Re: Basics....

AlephNull wrote:

SushiEater wrote:

Not everyone does. I JUST finally broke down and got a D800....and only because of the extra pixels for my monster prints for my customers. No one said go backwards...I said 8 gigs is the sweet spot and my benchmarking is proof of that. If you have 16 gigs...by all means...keep it. No one is mandating ANYTHING to you....so you need to chill out. If you want to waste your money on 32 gigs....have at it. Currently I dont know of a MoBo or Processer that will handle 64...so good luck with that.

What kind of IT are you?

Any X79 motherboard with 8 memory slots can handle 64GB.

Asus Sabertooth x79 can handle 64gb for example.

Be kind - some people don't look past the LGA 115x ranges of motherboards

Of course, I would consider the LGA 2011 range the obvious choice for an application that would use a lot of memory bandwidth...

I happen to be using the ASUS Sabertooth X79 for my current PS box (my previous PS box was LGA 1366 with 12GB of RAM).

Same as mine with 32GB. Before was Sabertooth X58 with 16GB. Almost doubled the processing speed of converting D800 RAW files. Photoshop Noise/Blur test went from 9 seconds to 6. Not because of the memory of course.

If we wanted to get really mean, we could start talking about the Xeon motherboards which can take 16 DIMMs. They tend to be less readily available, though

But for Photoshop and RAW Xeon will not do any better. After many years of building and  upgrading computers for personal use and for clients I figured out that speed of the CPU rules (not processing power) in most cases. Now, if 4770K existed when I was upgrading last time I would have probably gone with it.

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