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AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series Content Creation Review

Written on June 23, 2022 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series of CPUs are here, providing greater performance over the previous generation while maintaining the large memory capacity and high PCIe lane count that Threadripper Pro is known for. But just how much faster are these new processors in content creation applications, and how do they fare against their main competition: the Intel Xeon W-3300 series?


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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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AMD Ryzen 5800X3D vs 5800X for Content Creation

Written on May 17, 2022 by Matt Bach

AMD has recently released the Ryzen 5800X3D, which is their first desktop processor using 3D-stacked L3 cache. This CPU has been very clearly marketed towards the gaming industry - and not content creation - but we wanted to see how well it holds up in content creation applications like Photoshop and Premiere Pro.


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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 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Performance

Written on March 29, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is here, touting more performance than the non-Ti variant - although with a larger price tag and power draw to match. The big question is exactly how does this fit in Nvidia's crowded lineup for GPU Rendering.


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Impact of DDR5 Speed on Content Creation Performance

Written on March 7, 2022 by Matt Bach

The latest Intel 12th Gen processors officially support a range of DDR5 RAM speeds between DDR5-3600MHz and DDR5-4800MHz depending on a number of factors including how many RAM slots are on the motherboard, how many sticks are used, and whether the sticks are single or dual rank. But if you stick with JEDEC specifications for frequency and timing, how much does this actually impact performance in common content creation applications like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Unreal?


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V-Ray - NVIDIA RTX A6000, A5000, A4000 Performance

Written on February 7, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

While the launch of NVIDIA and AMD's consumer GPUs have been a major topic recently, NVIDIA is also starting to release the successor to their Quadro RTX line - starting with the RTX A6000. In this article, we will look at how it performs in V-Ray from Chaos Group compared to recent NVIDIA Quadro GPUs.


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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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NVIDIA Lite Hash Rate GPU Performance

Written on October 26, 2021 by William George

In an attempt to make their GeForce line of consumer video cards less appealing to crypto miners, NVIDIA has updated many of their GPUs with "lite hash rate" versions. These are supposed to reduce effectiveness for mining of currencies like Etherium by about 50%, without impacting game performance or other applications, but to be sure of that we put a pair of GeForce RTX 3070 cards - one with LHR and one without - to the test.


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Should you upgrade to Windows 11 for Rendering?

Written on October 8, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

Windows 11 is finally here, however, many popular rendering applications like Redshift and V_ray have not officially offered support for the new OS. So what kind of performance could be expected as of the launch of Windows 11?


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V-Ray - Intel Xeon W-3300 Processor Performance

Written on July 29, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

Intel's new Xeon W-3330 series of workstation CPUs are here, ranging from 12 to 38 cores, and touting up to 18% IPC improvements. But are these features worth the higher cost of the Xeon platform, and how do they fare against AMD's Threadripper Pro line?


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V-Ray - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & 3080 Ti Performance

Written on July 20, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & RTX 3080 Ti are here, touting more performance than their non-Ti variants - although with a larger price tag to match. The big question is exactly where these fit in Nvidia's crowded lineup for GPU Rendering.


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V-Ray - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Performance

Written on June 11, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is here, touting more performance and higher VRAM than the RTX 3080 - although with a larger price tag to match. The big question is exactly where this fits between the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 for GPU Rendering.


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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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GPU Rendering - NVIDIA RTX A6000 Multi-GPU Scaling

Written on March 26, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

With the launch of Nvidia's RTX A6000 video card, we look at how well these cards scale in multi-GPU configurations for rendering in Redshift, OctaneRender, and V-Ray.


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V-Ray - AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 Series CPU Performance

Written on February 24, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

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?


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V-Ray - NVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB Performance

Written on February 8, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

We finally get to see how NVIDIA's new Ampere workstation cards perform in rendering applications such as Chaos Group's V-Ray. We've previously looked at their consumer-grade cards, the new RTX A6000 is the first professional-grade card Nvidia has released.


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GPU Rendering - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Performance

Written on December 31, 2020 by William George

NVIDIA launched the GeForce RTX 30 Series a few months ago, but new models in this family continue to trickle in. Today we are looking at the RTX 3060 Ti 8GB model and how it performs with regard to rendering in OctaneRender, Redshift, and 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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PCI-Express 4.0 vs 3.0 Video Card Performance

Written on November 30, 2020 by William George

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?


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GPU Rendering - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Multi-GPU Scaling

Written on November 16, 2020 by William George

With the initial launches in NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 Series complete, and availability getting better, it is time to look at how well these cards scale in multi-GPU configurations for rendering within Redshift, OctaneRender, and V-Ray.


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V-Ray Next: AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Rendering Performance

Written on November 5, 2020 by William George

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?


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V-Ray GPU Rendering - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, 3080 & 3090 Performance

Written on October 29, 2020 by William George

NVIDIA's latest generation of GPUs, the GeForce RTX 30 Series, has steadily rolled out over the course of the last several weeks. With the RTX 3070 launched most recently, how do all three models compare - both to each other, and to the previous GeForce and Titan cards? In this article we take a look at how they all stack up in Chaos Group's V-Ray & V-Ray Next rendering engines.


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Quad GeForce RTX 3090 in a desktop - Does it work?

Written on October 20, 2020 by Matt Bach

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3090 24GB is an incredibly powerful GPU, but the power consumption makes it difficult to use even two cards in a desktop workstation. Are three or even four GPUs possible, or is the heat and power draw too high to be feasible?


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V-Ray GPU Rendering - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 & 3090 Performance

Written on September 24, 2020 by William George

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 Series cards are here, with NVIDIA boasting significant performance gains over the previous generation. The RTX 3080 launched last week, and now with the RTX 3090 released today we can compare these models to each other as well as the older 20 Series to see how they stack up in GPU based rendering engines like Chaos Group's V-Ray & V-Ray Next.