Started by cyphyr, June 13, 2019, 05:50:19 pm
Quote from: cyphyr on June 13, 2019, 05:50:19 pmIt's coming round to the time I talk myself into building a new workstation. (or pay someone else to do it)My ground rule is to not bother unless I can double my render speed/output.Looking at the current benchmark page it certainly looks very possible. The i9-9900K is nearly twice as fast as my current rig and the Thread rippers are looking very good as well.I have not used AMD in a very long time and I am concerned about their true viability under prolonged stress (WEEKS at a time!)I am very interested in the newly announced i9-9900KS which is supposed to have ALL CORES running at 5Ghz at boost (which basically will be what Terragen is doing when it's rendering).This is obviously way better than only 1 core running at 5Ghz. How much better is, of course, the question. Also we have no real release date for the KS variant yet except a vague Q4 (so October maybe?)So the totally hypothetical and ultimate answerless questions are:Is it worth waiting till Later this year for a i9-9900KS?Would a threadripper be just as good? Which one?How viable would a dual Xeon setup be in comparison.Whatever system I build will have 64Gb ram (128Gb if I can talk myself into it), a reasonable but not too fancy graphics card and a couple of PCI SSD's for the operating system and whatever I am currently working on plus a couple of large Storage drives.Thoughts?
Quote from: penboack on June 15, 2019, 01:22:20 pm...Looking at the Terragen Benchmark scores there seems to be little advantage in having the 2990WX over the 2950X as you only improve render performance by around 25%. ...
Quote from: PabloMack on June 17, 2019, 04:00:34 pmThe 2990WX has four chiplets on a carrier and only two of them have direct access to RAM. They can only share access to cache. The 2950X has only two chiplets and they both have direct separate access to RAM. Also, the heat produced by the 2990WX will probably mean that they will not all run at full speed. So I don't think the 2990WX is worth the expense. It's single-thread performance is not as good as 2950X. Also, you might wait for the 3950X because it is due out in the next month or two. Also the 2950X will drop in price when that happens.