Anyone else run into bizarrely long compile times on decent hardware?
I have a PC tower that compiles unreal in about 15 minutes from 3 years ago and a 1 year old gaming laptop that takes about 85 minutes. I’m at a loss for why it’s this bad on my laptop.
The PC tower is custom built has a 6 core i7 with 32 gigs of RAM. The laptop has a 4 core i7 with 16 gigs of RAM. To be specific it’s Asus Republic of Gamers Strix laptop from about a year ago with a GTX 1070 and is great for VR.
I tried moving all unreal source and game source to the main SSD off of the 1 TB non-SSD and it’s still super slow.
Sometimes I hit run and the compiler output is stuck for what feels like 10 minutes before it even starts printing out .cpp file names that it’s making progress on. I usually watch a random youtube video while I wait and come back to see the compiler didn’t even start.
My even older PC tower from around 2010 with an i5 and 8 GB RAM was able to compile unreal in about 40 minutes and never exhibited the kind of completely stuck behavior that this laptop goes through.