I will be upgrading to a 4k display from the current 1080P. I realize that at times, the increased pixel count will decrease my framerate/ performance. So I am trying to decide if a new system is warranted (or not). For background, I rarely go into P5’s WEBGL mode. I have played with programmed shaders but that also is not my usual route.
The usual area where things get slow for me, is when I go by each and every pixel (by row and column). I have seen where I can compare my current GPU to the the GPU in other systems (same for CPUs) but I doubt that overall system performance will be determined solely by GPU performance.
My current PC has 8 GB RAM installed but can handle 16GB. Current system is: CPU-Core I5 -5275U at 2.7 GHZ (apparently 2 cores and 4 logical processors), a solid state drive. The GPU is Intel Iris 6100 (apparently 1,900 transistors, 48 unified pipelines). This is in an appx 5 inch by 5 inch enclosure.
So my question is ‘I see two routes here, #1) simply upgrade current system to 16GB of RAM or #2) Buy a new system. Probably a 6 Core intel CPU, using separate RAM (not shared. current is shared). I saw an Nvdia GeForce GTX 1660 Super GPU in a relatively affordable system.’
Would the best path be to double the RAM in the current box and assess performance after that?