[Digikam-users] Hardware Advice Please
ultimateclem at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 17:31:47 GMT 2013
I built a new desktop PC under linux at the end of summer. I choose :
- fx 8320 + gigabyte motherboard
- 16Gb RAM
- Nvidia GT 630 with 4Gb video RAM
- gentoo with last versions of Gcc, digikam, rawtherapee, hugin, gimp.
Well, i'm very happy with this config. With digikam, i'm not able to use
100% of this cpu. I'm using rawtherapee for raw conversion and rawtherapee
uses 100% of the cpu (high multithreaded). Hugin uses all the cores and the
gpu (cudas). Even when compiling lots of programs, i'm not able to uses
100% of the cores all the time !!! I need a better HD.
I read somewhere on the rawtherapee forum that using GPU demands a lot of
video RAM. That's why i choose a 4Gb Ram video card.
I think only face recognition on digikam uses gpu. But for this, you need
to install the last version of opencl and libkface. I would be very happy
if cimg and some filters like local contrast and sharpening were ported on
You need to install latest versions of the main programs and libs to be
able to maximize the power of i7 or fx-8320... That's why i chose gentoo
(not the easiest distro, but the most optimized).
2013/11/4 jdd <jdd at dodin.org>
> Il 03/11/2013 20:04, Mick Sulley ha scritto:
>>> I am about to build a new desktop PC. I think the most demanding
> but I think that for digikam, the hard drive speed may be more important
> the only consuming task is writing metadata to images (also indexing a new
> database, but this is a one time on a while task)
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