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 Post subject: Neat Image 7 released
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 2:20 pm 
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More at: http://www.neatimage.com/index.html

I'm still looking through the details now. This is a major update from the previous version which I use.

Biggest feature to me looks like they have added support for CUDA and multi-CPU processing for more performance, although I didn't find the old version to be too slow anyway (like Topaz DeNoise). Doesn't seem to be any claim for better image quality output, other than a new profiling approach which might help.

Upgrade pricing for existing users, I'll need to log in when I get home to find out how that compares.

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I quickly tried the demo and it appeared to show quite a noticeable speed improvement, so I jumped in and bought the whole package. I had the Pro+ version of the 6.x, and I went for the discounted upgrade to v7 of the standalone and plugin versions. These can be purchased separately or together, with the plugin suited to "as required" use from photoshop, while the stand alone is more useful for batch processing.

I had a poke through the options, and found it was using 4 CPUs by default. I'm on a Q6600 so I had up to 4 cores available. Definitely a noticeable improvement over the previous version! The option menu lets you run a benchmark on the various combinations of CPU cores and GPU for processing. This is what mine came out with:

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Detecting the best combination of performance settings:
running the test data set on up to 4 CPU cores and on up to 1 GPU

CPU only (1 core): 1.36 MPix/sec
CPU only (2 cores): 2.8 MPix/sec
CPU only (3 cores): 4.41 MPix/sec
CPU only (4 cores): 4.37 MPix/sec
GPU only (GeForce GTS 450): 9.04 MPix/sec
CPU (1 core) and GPU (GeForce GTS 450): 9.05 MPix/sec
CPU (2 cores) and GPU (GeForce GTS 450): 10.7 MPix/sec
CPU (3 cores) and GPU (GeForce GTS 450): 12.2 MPix/sec
CPU (4 cores) and GPU (GeForce GTS 450): 10.5 MPix/sec

Best combination: CPU (3 cores) and GPU (GeForce GTS 450)


Interesting that 3 cores gave maximum throughput, with or without GPU chipping in. And there, the GPU gave a huge boost.

The interface has been boosted in display options now. I really need to do screenshots some time for this, as it will be a case of a picture being worth a thousand words. Suffice to say for now it gives some interesting rendering of noise components which may help tune noise filtering.

Will write more as I play with it.

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 11:27 pm 
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thanks popo.. trying to upgrade now but I cant log in to get the discount :evil:

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 6:49 am 
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Login is the same as your registration details. Only thing I'd note is be careful windows doesn't pick up an extra space when you cut&paste.

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thanks popo... finally got it.. only $10.00 canadian for the upgrade... cant go wrong with that!

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That's a lot less than mine, but then again I guess it depends on which version(s) you're going from and to.

Haven't played about with it any more since yesterday...

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I got the 64 bit pro version... same as before.

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For me it was equivalent to US$50 to go from 6.x Pro+ to 7 standalone + plugin pro versions, with v6 purchased long before the "recent purchase" discount period.

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I got the recent purchase price seeing my computer had a fatal crash in december and I lost all my purchase and registration info so I had to buy it again after a long and heated discussion with them.

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I thought it was fast on my old system...

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Detecting the best combination of performance settings:
running the test data set on up to 8 CPU cores and on up to 1 GPU

CPU only (1 core): 4.72 MPix/sec
CPU only (2 cores): 9.13 MPix/sec
CPU only (3 cores): 12.8 MPix/sec
CPU only (4 cores): 13.3 MPix/sec
CPU only (5 cores): 14.1 MPix/sec
CPU only (6 cores): 14.2 MPix/sec
CPU only (7 cores): 13.9 MPix/sec
CPU only (8 cores): 13.4 MPix/sec
GPU only (GeForce GTX 560 Ti): 17.7 MPix/sec
CPU (1 core) and GPU (GeForce GTX 560 Ti): 17.7 MPix/sec
CPU (2 cores) and GPU (GeForce GTX 560 Ti): 21.8 MPix/sec
CPU (3 cores) and GPU (GeForce GTX 560 Ti): 23.5 MPix/sec
CPU (4 cores) and GPU (GeForce GTX 560 Ti): 26.3 MPix/sec
CPU (5 cores) and GPU (GeForce GTX 560 Ti): 27 MPix/sec
CPU (6 cores) and GPU (GeForce GTX 560 Ti): 28.1 MPix/sec
CPU (7 cores) and GPU (GeForce GTX 560 Ti): 27.6 MPix/sec
CPU (8 cores) and GPU (GeForce GTX 560 Ti): 27.1 MPix/sec

Best combination: CPU (6 cores) and GPU (GeForce GTX 560 Ti)


That's with a Core i7-2600K (due to quirk of my mobo bios the turbo doesn't go above 3.5 GHz regardless how few cores are active) and a 560 Ti factory OC.

The CPU benchmark scores dropped significantly when I was running other background tasks but the GPU remained as fast.

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Wow, that's much faster than my E6600 (dual core 2.4GHz). It'd be like your old system with 2 cores only 2.8 MP/sec (no CUDA with ATI). :lol:


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