[Digikam-users] Advices for a new cpu + mobo + ram - probably Off Topic

ultimateclem ultimateclem at gmail.com
Sat Aug 17 20:29:50 BST 2013

Thank you to all of you, guys.

I think i will go for a amd FX8320 + Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P + 2x8go DDR3
1600 Corsair CML16GX3M2A1600C10
For 140€, i thing this is the best value cpu. With Intel, i will only have
a cpu with 2 cores/4 threads, or 4 cores/4threads... I will give amd a try.
I don't thing gaming configurations are correct for picture treatment :
games seem to be not multi-threaded for now.

hopefully i will not have to flash a new bios on the mobo...

I agree totally too on the point that when one spend 2-3 hours on pictures,
seconds lost on starting are peanuts. My computer is started on monday and
halted friday. No need for a SSD that will be used only once a week.

2013/8/14 Jean-François Rabasse <jf at e-artefact.eu>

> On Wed, 14 Aug 2013, Peter Albrecht wrote:
>  I have enabled "Scan for new items at startup". So digiKam
>> startup took 35 seconds on my old hdd. I moved all my photos
>> to a new SSD (I don't keep RAWs), and now digiKam startup
>> has been reduced to 28 seconds. ;)
>> But as you say: Waiting a few seconds can be neglected
>> compared to the long time editing photos.
>> But it is faster. ;)
> Hi Peter,
> Interesting values ! But a gain of 7 seconds (35 downto 28), for a
> 35 seconds processing is really weak, 20%, and SSD are considerably
> faster than standars HDD. From a strict I/O speed point of view
> one can expect a factor of 2 or 3.
> For me, this indicates that it's not disks I/O that make the processing
> time. Disks I/O only contribute to the original 35 secs, the rest of the
> time being CPU processing, Digikam database management (SQL requests are
> always a highly CPU consumming processing), etc.
> Should that suggest that, given a hardware budget, the effort should be
> put on CPU power, L3 cache size, and of course larger RAM, than expensive
> disks ?
> Maybe ;)
> Jean-François
> PS: and I totaly agree on the point that when one spend 2 or 3 hours in
> images management, a couple of seconds is peanuts.
> (And more for coffee drinkers:-). Start Digikam, go get and stir your
> coffee, when you're back at computer, Scan for new images is done.)
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