[Sidefx-houdini-list] System question

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 14:36:07 EST 2013


More of everything is better :)

However, if cost is a factor (which it always is) then:

The GPU isn't super critical except if you regularly push around
millions of points/polys in the viewport. Any 600 series Nvidia card
will likely be fine, pick the one you can afford. If it has more RAM
on it that's good too but more system RAM is more important.

Faster CPU always good, more cores always good for Mantra and most of DOPs.

I've found a fast SSD drive that you can point HOUDINI_TEMP_DIR makes
a noticeable difference when running DOPs sims interactively as
they'll get cached to disk.


Peter B

On 16 January 2013 16:38, Alex Czetwertynski <disciple1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello
> I know this question comes up every once in a while, but wondering if anybody has any updated recommendations on the best system to work in Houdini with.
> Most curious about advantages of faster processors (2.7ghz vs 3.1ghz) and amount of cores (8 vs 16?).
> For graphics how does the GTX 660 TI fare?  Any specific cards within that range recommended?
> Thanks!
> Alex
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