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Recommendation for new system

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:02 pm
by ZodiaQ
What would you guys consider a good workstation?
What cpu? Still a dual Xeon or dual AMD with 96 threads? Ryzen?. What graphics card?
Any good EU deals at the moment?
We have a budget of let's say around €7000

Re: Recommendation for new system

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:25 pm
by Janusz Biela
You know me :P
I do not like GPU (Power Plant system render) and limited Path Tracing.
So Dual Xeon.

Re: Recommendation for new system

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:09 pm
by ZodiaQ
What about AMD Threadripper 2990WX vs i9 9980XE?

Re: Recommendation for new system

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:43 pm
by fotofashion

Re: Recommendation for new system

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:42 pm
by Janusz Biela
These benchmarks sucks. Most of them use CPU instruction without going via BUS system to memory or very rare use it.
Real benchmark should stress CPU and RAM via BUS system. Idea is to swap big data and calculate Global Illumination - so it means a lot memory blocks must be proceed by CPU back and forth. Famous Cinebench use raytracing which is very bad for testing CPU. I suggest use our Kray Benchmark which stress completely whole system and gives high accuracy because use GI procedures include shooting photons.

You can notice in all these benchmark that use render, scores are different: they have spread with a couple percent.

..its my opinion. Render speed test should use CPU in complex situation not only pure calculation.

Re: Recommendation for new system

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:23 pm
by ZodiaQ
Problem of course I can't test a system I don't have yet....
Would you still recommend dual xenon 72TH over Threadripper 64TH or i9 36TH?

Re: Recommendation for new system

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:03 am
by promity
They are equivalent.

Re: Recommendation for new system

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:16 pm
by Janusz Biela
If price is similar I would choose Intel....even, if Intel CPU will be 10-20% more expensive.

Re: Recommendation for new system

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:41 pm
by ZodiaQ
Janusz Biela wrote:If price is similar I would choose Intel....even, if Intel CPU will be 10-20% more expensive.


Thank you, all depends on the boss his Goodwill and how much he wants to spend. At least I know what to fight for :D :D

Re: Recommendation for new system

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:30 pm
by Janusz Biela
In my opinion: Stick with Intel.