Started by PabloMack, November 17, 2018, 12:01:33 pm
Quote from: PabloMack on November 17, 2018, 12:01:33 pmI think the quality they put into motherboards has improved in the past several years; and in particular the capacitors. My previous system used a single-threaded Penium 4. Remember those? The motherboard on that system died one day when an electrolytic capacitor went BANG! That system lasted me only six years. My current system is merely a quad-core AMD Phenom II based on pile-driver. But it runs circles around the Pentium 4 and will be 9 years old in January. It has been so reliable and that's why I've continued to use if for so many years. It has gotten to be too slow for Terragen renders and that's why I have decided to get a Threadripper next year. I'll probably continue to use my old system for quite a while. The new one will basically be the one I outlined in WAS's thread about Threadripper. I am hoping that the teeth-cutting problems will all be solved by the time I shell out the money. The 2950X should at least double my current system's single-threaded performance but multi-threaded rendering should improve at least ten-fold if I am to believe the reviews that I've been reading. It will also be my first system running Windows 10. My capital expenses over the passed three years have gone for robotic machines. But I'm finally making the move to high performance. Really looking forward to Santa this year.