CPU-based rendering engines can be very demanding on your system and respond extremely well to having a more powerful CPU. Due to the high hardware requirements for optimal performance, our single CPU system offers Intel's "High End" desktop processors with anywhere from 6 to 10 CPU cores. This high number of cores allows them to complete renders anywhere from 30% to twice as fast as a standard quad-core CPU.
Just because this system is terrific for rendering, that doesn't mean it isn't also great for general 3d modeling. All of the CPU options on this system are able to Turbo to speeds up to 4.0GHz which makes this system a great compromise when you need excellent rendering performance, but also need the system to perform well when working in 3D modeling applications such as 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema4D, AutoCAD, or SOLIDWORKS.
If you are not sure which hardware choice is right for you we recommend reading through the Recommended Hardware section.