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.
V-Ray CPU Rendering: Intel Core i7 9700K & i9 9900K Performance
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.
V-Ray CPU Rendering: AMD Threadripper 2990WX Takes the Single CPU Performance Crown
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.
V-Ray CPU Comparison: Xeon Scalable vs Core i7 8700K, Core X, and Threadripper
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?
V-Ray CPU Rendering: Apple iMac Pro and Mac Pro vs PC Workstations
“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?
V-Ray RT 3.6 Hybrid Mode with AMD Threadripper 1950X and NVIDIA Titan Xp
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.
V-Ray RT 3.6 Hybrid Mode: Combining CPU and GPUs for Rendering
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.
V-Ray CPU Comparison: New 14, 16, and 18-core Skylake-X Processors
Intel has launched new, higher core count Skylake-X processors. Can they take back the performance crown from AMD’s Threadripper in V-Ray?
V-Ray CPU Comparison: Skylake-X vs Threadripper
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.