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.
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.
Intel has launched new, higher core count Skylake-X processors. Can they take back the performance crown from AMD’s Threadripper in Arnold?
Intel has launched new, higher core count Skylake-X processors. Can they take back the performance crown from AMD’s Threadripper in Cinebench?
Benchmark results demonstrating that PCI-Express x8 vs x16 speeds don’t impact GPU rendering performance.
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.
With the release of the first Kaby Lake CPUs, Intel has also launched the new Z270 chipset. Unlike some previous launches, where Intel releases all the new chipsets and CPUs at the same time, this time only the top chipset and unlocked (K-series) CPUs will be available at launch.
With the rolling launch of Intel’s new consumer Skylake-S CPUs complete, there is also a whole new line of motherboard chipsets available. These six chipsets are divided into two separate categories: consumer and business. In this article, we will examine the features of each of the new chipsets to help you determine which is right for you.