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By CDRDA
#397216
2x Xeon X5650 O/C 4.0GHz Win 10

Benchwell 4.2.0.3- 5:50min Benchmark 797
Cinebench R15- 1786


I was wondering if there was any difference in render times with the Linux version of Maxwell? I'm assuming most, if not all of the render times posted here are based on a windows, or Mac OS platform...

I'm considering a hardware upgrade later in the year to replace my ageing, but still very usable dual Xeon X5650 on SR-2 Classified MB. I'm looking to get a couple of Xeon Gold 6138 CPUs on an Asus WS C621E SAGE and will be looking at at either a dual boot, or virtual Linux machine alongside my main install of Windows 10.
By joris.b
#397555
Hi, thanks for the Maxwell TV episode about hardware, that was very interesting.
But some things seem a bit strange to me in the $2500 system: why buy a CPU for $370 and a GPU for $800 for Maxwell? For the same amount you could get an AMD 1950X and GTX 1070. Or buy two GTX 1070 cards instead of one GTX 1080i.

Joris
By joris.b
#397556
Hi,

I'm planning a hardware upgrade and the AMD threadripper 1950X sounds really good. But after reading this topic I have a few questions:
- Mihai mentions that it is not great for single threaded tasks, would this be a problem if this is my main computer for Maxwell / Rhino / Photoshop? Currently I'm using an Intel Core i7 920, so I guess the Threadripper would also be single threaded an improvement?
- My old Intel i7 920 ran the benchwell scene at 30m06, if the AMD 1950X completes it at 2m47 will it really be 10x faster? It would be truly amazing...
- Has anybody already tested the new AMD 2950X? It does not seem like a big difference with the 1950X, would you go for that one or the 1950X?

Thanks,

Joris
By rusteberg
#397972
dmeyer wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:43 pm
Yes, the 7980XE is as good as it gets in a single socket, especially when overclocked.
is this still the case? looking to put together a new single socket workstation and originally spec'd the 9900k, but it looks like the 7980xe is twice as fast. Or is there a new option I don't know about?
By dmeyer
#398015
rusteberg wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:31 pm
dmeyer wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:43 pm
Yes, the 7980XE is as good as it gets in a single socket, especially when overclocked.
is this still the case? looking to put together a new single socket workstation and originally spec'd the 9900k, but it looks like the 7980xe is twice as fast. Or is there a new option I don't know about?
The best single-socket chip for rendering is the Threadripper 2990wx, regardless of price.

The best single socket chip for rendering on the intel side is the successor to the 7980xe, the 9980xe.

Best bang for buck is the Threadripper 2950x
By dmeyer
#398774
Popping this topic to the top of the forum as a way to request an official benchwell scene for v5 CPU and GPU!
By luis.hijarrubia
#398776
dmeyer wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:00 pm
Popping this topic to the top of the forum as a way to request an official benchwell scene for v5 CPU and GPU!
We had that planned for V5, but we have to drop it last minute. So I hope it to have it soon.
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