Finally getting around to setting up my desktop computer and I’m finding it to be slower than I thought it would be while using Darktable.
When I zoom in and/or scroll on a Fujifilm RAW file, I get the “Working” displayed for a few seconds. For some reason, I thought that zooming/scrolling would be nearly instantaneous.
My question is, what hardware do I need to upgrade to speed up image editing in Darktable?
My desktop configuration is as follows.
Motherboard: MSI B350M
CPU: Ryzen 3 2200G
Graphics: I’m using the CPU’s built-in graphics.
OS: Linux Mint 19.1
Monitor: LG 4k 60hz monitor via HDMI
I thought it might be that I’m using the integrated graphics of the Ryzen 3, but the following article claims that I won’t see much of an improvement by upgrading to a high-powered graphics card.
The article in the link above also claims that CPU is the single most important factor in image editing and that image editing software “takes much greater advantage of increased single-threaded performance than increased multi-threaded performance, especially beyond four cores.”
Would I see a significant difference upgrading to a Ryzen 7 CPU and buying a dedicated graphics card?