Is upgrading IT worth the money?
I appreciate this is probably a subject that's been exercised many times over but i'm struggling to get clear guidance on whether upgrading my machine would be worth it.
I'm currently running Blender on a Dell XPS-15 9530 laptop with an i7-4712HQ (4 cores, 8 threads), 16GB memory and an NVIDIA GT750M video card - but it still seems to struggle with pretty basic animations. It recently took 3 days to render 15 seconds worth of stills for a simple animation. Ok, it was at 4k resolution but 3 days?? - i feel that more complex projects are going to be practically impossible.
I'm on Windows 10 running nothing else but Firefox and am just wondering if upgrading will make that much difference (this seems like a pretty up to date machine to me) or is this performance par for the course with Blender?
If i upgraded, i'd go for a PC workstation with more threads, 32GB and a GTX 1080 TI but before i spend a couple of grand, i'd like to be sure!!
Many thanks for your thoughts.