Intel has launched new, higher core count Skylake-X processors. Can they take back the performance crown from AMD’s Threadripper in Arnold?
This article looks at the performance of Intel’s Skylake-W and Skylake-X CPUs (including the new Core i9 7920X 12-core) compared to AMD’s Threadripper 12- and 16-core CPUs in the Arnold render engine for Maya 2017.
Similar to AutoCAD, Maya 2013 does not have any specific features or effects that are GPU accelerated, instead almost everything that looks 3D uses the GPU in some manner. You still need to balance a powerful video card with a good CPU and RAM combination, but the video card you use for Maya is an extremely important part of the performance equation. In this article, we will look at a number of desktop and workstation cards to see the performance difference between a wide variety of cards.