Hey there - I am looking to put together a new work system build and am looking into high-end options for a great spec system with Harmony.
The problem is - while there are benchmarks and advice for things like Photoshop, Aftereffects, Premiere, Blender, Etc - there’s not really much info I can find online about benchmarks or system builds built with Harmony in mind.
I don’t know if the system would run better on say, an intel 9900k CPU or one of the new competing AMD cpus that were recently launched. (Which AMD launched to compete directly with the 9900k. They reportedly have superior single-threading compared to Intel, which had been the king previously, and a lot of art/animation software uses single threading. I have no idea if harmony does or not though.)
I’m also curious how much ram I would want to spec to get efficient workflow - I was already planning on 32 GB as the general sweet spot for 2d artists, but a lot of 3d character animators use systems with 64gb of ram to maximize efficiency on more complex scenes. In fact, I just was working on a production with some rigs with a lot of complex moving parts that in some shots sent the 32gb computer I was on into a slow sluggish chug. I’m looking to avoid that kind of slowdown as much as possible with a powerful home build for my freelance work.
While we’re at it, I’m also looking into GPUs if necessary. I will be using the GTX 1080 I already have when I get my beefed out new system, until I upgrade it later on down the line - I don’t know if there will be diminishing returns though say, for upgrading to a 2080ti in Harmony. (I presume what matters most for harmony is the CPU and ram, not the GPU.)
Anyway, I hope I can get some feedback on this from tech-minded folks or even Harmony reps on this stuff.