On February 15th 2023, Intel announced the launch of two new families of Xeon processors: the W-2400 and W-3400 series. Read about new and potentially exciting features they bring to Intel’s workstation lineup and what differences there are between these two CPU families.
CPU Rendering: Intel Core i9 9990XE vs Xeon W-3175X
Intel recently released a pair of rather odd high-end processors: the 14-core Core i9 9990XE and the 28-core Xeon W-3175X. Both have higher clock speeds than other models with similar core count, run much hotter, and have other peculiarities. Because of that, neither of these processors will have a home in our product line at this time – but they are still interesting to test for insight into what current CPU designs are capable of when pushed beyond what is practical.
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.
Agisoft PhotoScan 1.4.1 – Xeon Scalable CPU Performance and GPU Scaling
PhotoScan makes heavy use of both the central processors (CPUs) in a computer and the video cards (GPUs) to run many of the calculations involved in turning still images into a 3D model or map. Intel’s new Xeon Scalable processors offer configurations with dozens of CPU cores, as well as the ability to support multiple GPUs – so let’s see how they perform in PhotoScan.
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?
Cinema 4D: Apple iMac Pro and Mac Pro vs PC Workstations
“Mac or PC?” – the age-old question among computer enthusiasts. How do Apple and PC workstations compare for content creation and rendering in Cinema 4D?
Cinema 4D 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 when used in dual CPU configurations. How do they stack up to single-socket workstations using other Intel and AMD processors in Cinema 4D?
AutoDesk 3ds Max 2017 CPU Performance
Processors often get a ton of reviews and benchmarks, but unfortunately for content creators (and other professionals), it is difficult to find benchmarks that focus on professional applications. In this article we will be looking at a number of Intel CPUs and how they perform in Autodesk 3ds Max.
Intel CPUs: Xeon E5 vs. Core i7
As we move more and more of our workstation systems to Xeon CPUs, we sometimes get asked why we are using server CPUs instead of the “faster” Core i7 CPUs. In this article we will be going over what makes Xeon E5 and Core i7 CPUs different and whether one is actually faster than the other.