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V-Ray: AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series vs Intel Xeon W-3300

Written on June 23, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

AMD's new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series CPUs have arrived, promising faster performance with the same high core count and platform features found in the previous generation. Just how must faster are these new CPUs in V-ray, and how do they compare to the Intel Xeon W-3000 line?


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V-Ray: Intel Core i9 12900KS Performance

Written on April 5, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

Intel is expanding their "Core" series lineup with the new top-end Core i9 12900KS. Compared to the 12900K, this new CPU has a slightly higher base and boost frequency, but in exchange requires a bit more power. The question is: does the higher frequency make any difference in V-Ray?


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V-Ray: 12th Gen Intel Core vs AMD Ryzen 5000 Series

Written on November 4, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

Intel has launched their new 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (code-named "Alder Lake") featuring support for DDR5, PCIe 5.0, as well as a completely new hybrid architecture using a mix of Performance and Efficient-cores. This is a lot of new technologies in one product, so we are excited to see how much of a performance boost the 12th Gen CPUs will see in V-Ray.


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V-Ray: 11th Gen Intel Core vs AMD Ryzen 5000 Series

Written on March 30, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

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?


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Best Workstation PC for V-Ray (Winter 2020)

Written on December 18, 2020 by William George

A short article covering some of the best computer system configurations for rendering with V-Ray at the close of 2020.


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Ryzen XT and Core i9 10850K for Rendering: Are They Worth It?

Written on July 27, 2020 by William George

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?


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V-Ray CPU Rendering Performance: Intel Core 10th Gen vs AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen

Written on May 20, 2020 by William George

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?


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AMD Threadripper 3990X: Does Windows 10 for Workstations improve rendering performance?

Written on February 19, 2020 by William George

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.


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V-Ray CPU Rendering Performance: AMD Threadripper 3990X 64 Core

Written on February 7, 2020 by William George

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.


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What is the Best CPU for Rendering (2019)

Written on December 20, 2019 by William George

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!


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V-Ray Next CPU Performance: Intel Core X-10000 vs AMD Threadripper 3rd Gen

Written on November 25, 2019 by William George

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.


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V-Ray Next CPU Performance: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Written on November 14, 2019 by William George

AMD's Ryzen 3rd generation processors feature both an increase in core count and per-core performance over previous models, both of which directly improve rendering speeds in V-Ray Next. A few months after the initial launch, AMD has now released the Ryzen 9 3950X with even more cores! In this article we will take a look at how this chip handles V-Ray rendering, both in the pure CPU and GPU+CPU render pipelines.


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V-Ray Next CPU Performance: Intel Xeon W-3200 Series Processors

Written on August 21, 2019 by William George

Intel updated their workstation-oriented Xeon W processor line recently, using technology from the high-performance Xeon Scalable series. This means more cores in a single-socket platform than Intel has offered before, and since high core count usually translates to fast rendering speeds we are taking a look at how these new CPUs stack up in V-Ray Next.


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V-Ray Next CPU Roundup: AMD Ryzen 3, AMD Threadripper 2, Intel 9th Gen, Intel X-series

Written on July 22, 2019 by William George

AMD's new Ryzen 3rd generation processors feature both an increase in core count and per-core performance, both of which directly improve rendering speeds in V-Ray Next. In this article we will take a look at how they stack up to other AMD and Intel processors in this application, both in the pure CPU and GPU+CPU render pipelines.


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First Look at AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs for Rendering

Written on July 7, 2019 by William George

AMD launched their third generation of mainstream Ryzen processors today, but we were only provided with the low-end Ryzen 5 3600 ahead of time. We have ordered the Ryzen 7 3800X and Ryzen 9 3900X, and should be testing them soon, but until then we can at least look at how the overall architecture is doing with the example we do have.


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V-Ray: Intel X-series Refresh CPU Rendering Performance

Written on November 13, 2018 by William George

Intel just updated their X-series processor line, with new models using 9XXX numbering to match the recent 9th Gen Core Series launch a few weeks ago. The main improvements are small clock speed increases along with fixes for some of the CPU exploits discovered in recent years. In this article, we will look at how these new chips compare to existing Intel and AMD processors when rendering in V-Ray.


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V-Ray CPU Rendering: Intel Core i7 9700K & i9 9900K Performance

Written on October 19, 2018 by William George

Intel's mainstream processors are not built specifically for CPU based rendering, and both Intel and AMD offer models with far more cores which will perform better in this application, but it is still worth testing each generation of these chips because they are ideal for 3D design, motion graphics, and animation - which are often used in workflows alongside rendering.


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V-Ray CPU Rendering: AMD Threadripper 2990WX Takes the Single CPU Performance Crown

Written on August 13, 2018 by William George

AMD just updated their high-performance Threadripper processor series, and the new top-end model - the 2990WX - is the fastest single CPU we've ever tested in V-Ray. This article will look at how it stacks up to other AMD and Intel chips, as well as Intel's dual Xeon configurations.


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V-Ray CPU Comparison: Xeon Scalable vs Core i7 8700K, Core X, and Threadripper

Written on May 18, 2018 by William George

Intel has launched their new Xeon Scalable processor series, with very high core counts and multi-CPU configurations. How do they stack up to single-socket workstations using other Intel and AMD processors when rendering in V-Ray?


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V-Ray CPU Rendering: Apple iMac Pro and Mac Pro vs PC Workstations

Written on May 17, 2018 by William George

"Mac or PC?" - the age-old question among computer enthusiasts. How fast are Apple and PC workstations when rendering in V-Ray? And which offers a better value?


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V-Ray RT 3.6 Hybrid Mode with AMD Threadripper 1950X and NVIDIA Titan Xp

Written on October 13, 2017 by William George

We've previously tested the new Hybrid Mode in V-Ray RT 3.6, which combines CPUs and GPUs in order to speed up rendering, on Intel's Skylake X processors. This time around we are going to test on AMD's Threadripper 1950X, and use even more powerful GPUs than before. We also take a look at GeForce GTX 1080 Ti vs Titan Xp performance.


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V-Ray RT 3.6 Hybrid Mode: Combining CPU and GPUs for Rendering

Written on October 4, 2017 by William George

New in V-Ray RT 3.6, Chaos Group has added Hybrid Rendering: the option to combine CPUs and GPUs in order to render images and animations even faster. We give an overview of how this works, and then explore the impact it can have on rendering speeds.


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V-Ray CPU Comparison: New 14, 16, and 18-core Skylake-X Processors

Written on September 25, 2017 by William George

Intel has launched new, higher core count Skylake-X processors. Can they take back the performance crown from AMD's Threadripper in V-Ray?


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V-Ray GPU Rendering Platform Comparison: Skylake X, Xeon W, and Threadripper

Written on September 6, 2017 by William George

This article looks at several motherboard chipsets, including X299 and X399, comparing how well they handle performance scaling across multiple GPUs in V-Ray 3.57.01.


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V-Ray CPU Comparison: Skylake-X vs Threadripper

Written on September 1, 2017 by William George

This article looks at the performance of Intel's Skylake-X CPUs (including the new Core i9 7920X 12-core) compared to AMD's Threadripper 12- and 16-core CPUs in V-Ray. Several other CPU platforms are also included for reference.