Howdy, I have done a similar upgrade recently and noticed huge improvements. I went from a 4 core Itel CPU with 32gig ram to the 3900X 12 core processor, ASUS TUF Gaming X570 Motherboard and 128gig Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB (2x32GB) 3200MHz CL16 DDR4 ram. Massively better and money well spent I think! Interestingly some of the bottleneks in performance and now around my network and hard drive speed (I have a small QNAP NAS drive which is great but the drives are not as quick as my Samsung 860 Evo 1TB SSD). I hear there are now some new RAM drives, which while expensive and small would be worth exploring I think, especially for large models. I wonder if this could also help Layout to perform a bit better. I’ve played around with liquid cooling on my last machine (which was a great improvement in performance & stability).
Some info on RAM drives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pp_krChw_A
*Just a note if you go with the motherboard and processor as I have you’ll need a NM-AM4 mounting kit for the CPU mounting. (and a decent cooling system).
I also use Podium Walker for renders & animations and the improvement in that process was huge, ditto for Adobe Creative suite. *Note I did try upgrading to the Pro Walker (GPU) but found this much slower as I have a fair (NVIDIA 1060) graphics card, but I think this would only provide great improvements if you have a much more expensive graphics card. For me sticking with the CPU rendering & animation was great (when I went for the new 12 core AMD 3900X CPU).
There are however a few tricks I have found that might be worth trying;
- Try copying everying out of your sketchup model into a fresh session and compare performance. Down side is you’ll loose all your scenes, but it could be worth it if the improvements are big enough (as I have found with some large models, in the 3-600meg size range.
- Purge unused, sometimes has a good performance impact.
- Check the size of any textures you insert, I would suggest they generally only need to be 0.5meg unless really big dimensions.