Good morning all,
Long time lurker, first time poster here. I just wanted to open a thread as, in my searching, I’ve found essentially no one using the new Intel Arc desktop GPUs in Photolab 5.
System: Dell XPS 8930, Intel I7 8700, 48 GB DDR-4 RAM, Intel A750 GPU, various SSDs.
I had a hell of a time with the install of the A750 on a different system. I first tried on a Dell XPS 8940 with a 11700K CPU and I could not get the system to be stable regardless of what I tried (multiple instances of driver install/removal, fresh windows install, etc). After fighting that for a full day, I threw the A750 into the older Dell and there were no hiccups whatsoever. The system has been stable since install 2 weeks ago.
I came from a Nvidia 1650 Super installed in the 11700K system. Despite the weaker CPU, Photolab DeepPrime processing times have dropped substantially with the new GPU. The following values are using the benchmarking images from the “DxO DeepPrime Processing Times” google sheet:
D850 images (5 images):
11700K system with 1650 Super: 228 seconds
8700 system with A750: 39 seconds
Egypte Image (1 image):
11700K system with 1650 Super: 23 seconds
8700 system with A750: 17 seconds
EOS R6 Images (20 images):
11700K system with 1650 Super: 599 seconds
8700 system with A750: 103 seconds
EOS 90D Images (20 images):
11700K system with 1650 Super:706 seconds
8700 system with A750: 137 seconds
Anyway, wanted to share my short term experience. Please let me know if you have any questions and I’ll try to answer them.