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Cycles Rendering - How does RAM affect rendering speed?

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Jamesy writes:

A while back I made a video about testing a simple upgrade, making my 8GB DDR3 PC a 16GB DDR3 PC to test if Cycles would render faster. I put up a video on youtube about it, and then waited. Then came comments, and rightly so, I'd not tested as thoroughly as I should, so I re-did that test and a whole bunch more to really discover what makes a difference when it comes to RAM and Rendering.

You can see the results of our tests in this short video:

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James

I'm a software engineer, I've worked on numerous technologies over the past 10 years. I started out working on full motion flight simulators and then worked with embedded systems. I now work on building an add-on to support rendering using multiple computers over internet/local networks. I started using blender in 2009 and have done small projects with it since then, however, crowd render, our network rendering add-on is by far the biggest adventure with Blender to date.

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