as processing photos in Darktable on my old laptop is hitting its HW limits, I’m thinking about building a new PC and would like to discuss here the HW considerations. Photo processing in DT will probably be the most HW demanding operation I will do on that PC.
I would like to stay within a reasonable budget (would be great to fit under 400 eur) and hence I’m curious about what would get me better performance - shall I spend more on the CPU or rather think about using OpenCL and spend more on the GPU?
To be more precise - which of the following options is likely going to lead to better performance with DT?
- Ryzen 3 1200 + Radeon RX 550 (2GB), OpenCL
- Ryzen 5 2600 + whatever 2nd hand GPU allowing me to use my OS fluently…
(Considering the rest of the configuration would be the same: 16GB DDR4 RAM, some well known budget SSD, Linux Mint 20 (XFCE), Darktable 3.0.2)
I will appreciate any inputs, thank you in advance