Recently, Intel announced their new 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (code-named “Rocket Lake”). These new processors are marketed as having substantially better per-core performance compared to their previous 10th Gen Core models, however, their top-of-the-line CPU now has fewer cores. How will these new CPUs compare to AMD in V-Ray?
AMD’s new Threadripper Pro CPUs are here, combining many of the features from their Threadripper and EPYC CPU lines including increased memory and PCI-E capability. But are these extra features useful for V-Ray, or should you stick with the normal Threadripper processors?
PCI-Express has been the standard for connecting video cards and other expansion devices inside of computers for many years now, and several generations of the technology have now passed. With each of those generations, the amount of data that can be transferred over the PCIe connection has increased. How much impact does that have on modern video cards? Is there any benefit to running a PCIe 3.0 card in a 4.0 slot, or loss if using a 4.0 card in a 3.0 slot?
AMD is giving us the first taste of their new Zen 3 microarchitecture in the form of four Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs. This generation is supposed to have dramatically faster per-core performance than previous AMD processors, so what sort of impact does that have on CPU-based rendering engines like Chaos Group’s V-Ray? And how do these new models fare against other AMD and Intel processor families?
AMD and Intel have both released small revisions to their latest-gen consumer CPU lines, in the form of the Ryzen XT models and Core i9 10850K. On paper these appear to be identical to current products except for very slight adjustments in clock speed, but how do they stack up in real-world rendering benchmarks?
Intel’s new 10th Gen Core processors are out now, with an increased number of cores and very high clock speeds. How do they stack up against AMD’s Ryzen chips and other current models in a heavily threaded environment like V-Ray’s CPU-based rendering?
When AMD launched the 64-core Threadripper 3990X, some reviewers reported that performance of this 128-thread beast was hindered by running a normal version of Windows 10 Pro – and that using Windows 10 Pro for Workstations or Windows 10 Enterprise instead gave better results. We have investigated that claim using Cinebench and V-Ray benchmarks to see if the choice of operating system could impact our customers.
AMD has launched a new top-end CPU in their Threadripper product line, equipped with a whopping 64 cores. We are putting this new 3990X chip to the test in one of the applications where its high core count should shine: CPU based rendering with V-Ray. See how it stacks up to the other Threadripper models as well as Intel and AMD’s various other desktop processors.
For CPU-based rendering engines, the processor is by far the most important hardware choice when building or buying a workstation. What is the best choice among all the new CPUs that were launched in 2019, though? We’ve tested a wide range of chips so that we can provide that answer to you, so read on to find out!
Intel and AMD have both launched new lines of high-end desktop processors, with different approaches to increasing value. AMD’s 3rd Gen Threadripper CPUs are based on a newer microarchitecture, bringing better performance for around the same price as previous models. Intel, on the other hand, focused on reducing price while still using the same underlying technology as their last series. We tested both to see which approach gives the best results in the V-Ray Next renderer.