[Sidefx-houdini-list] i7 or dual Xeons

Olivier Jeannel facialdeluxe at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 04:28:31 EDT 2016


Thank's for all the advices and comparative list.
A question :
A ten (or eight) core i7 is close to which dual xeons ? the 2.2 ghz ?

On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 10:19 AM, Robert Okker <
robert.okker at darlings-post.com> wrote:

> I think it also depends if you're using other programes as well.
> Do you use any adobe programs like afx alot (take a single proc high
> clockspeed, because they scale shit with multiprocessor) or nuke, arnold.
> etc.
>
> Don't know how well houdini scales with multicore etc.
>
> But as for price it isn't that much cheaper.
> this is a little list i created some weeks ago for our new ws.
> it's in euro's and prices will vary on region but still the price of a 10
> core i7 is out of order.
> And even the 8 core is close to 2x dual xeon.
>
> I haven't use red shift but it supposed to scale really good with multiple
> gpu's
> For this the xeons have an advantage of having more pci lanes available, so
> if you want to have a 3rd or fourth GTX card for rendering it help's ;)
>
>
> proc cores procs clockspeed turbo total clockspeed price Single Total
> price/hrz
> i7-6950X 10 1 3 30 €1,727.09 €1,727.09 €57.57
> Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 8 2 2.1 3 33.6 €469.00 €938.00 €27.92
> Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 8 2 2.4 3.2 38.4 €710.40 €1,420.80 €37.00
> Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4 10 2 2.2 3.1 44 €739.46 €1,478.92 €33.61
> Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 8 2 2.6 3.4 41.6 €1,000.55 €2,001.10 €48.10
> Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 10 2 2.4 3.4 48 €1,000.55 €2,001.10 €41.69
> Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 10 2 2.3 46 €1,233.95 €2,467.90 €53.65
> Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 12 2 2.2 52.8 €1,368.36 €2,736.72 €51.83
> Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3 10 2 2.6 52 €1,722.00 €3,444.00 €66.23
> Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 12 2 2.5 60 €1,852.55 €3,705.10 €61.75
> Intel Xeon E5-2687W v3 10 2 3.1 62 €2,593.95 €5,187.90 €83.68
> Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4 12 2 3 72 €2,401.85 €4,803.70 €66.72
>
>
>
> Robert Okker
> Owner/Head of VFX
> Darlings Post productions
> Tel: + 31(0)20 - 6221900
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 10:03 AM, Olivier Jeannel <facialdeluxe at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Damn, the message was posted without beeing finished typing...
> >
> > So :
> >
> > I'm considering buying a new workstation. kind of 3D machine that will do
> > everything (Sim + render(redshift gpu) )
> >
> > 64 gb
> > one (or two) gtx 1080
> >
> > But I'm still not fixed on the CPU.
> >
> > I can have dual xeon 2x10 cores at 2.2 Ghz. They are quite expensive, and
> > the price grows a lot if I take faster xeon.
> > So I'm thinking of a fast i7 instead.
> >
> > What's your opinion ?
> >
> > Thank you :)
> >
> > On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM, Olivier Jeannel <
> facialdeluxe at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hello there,
> > >
> > > The debate is still the same.
> > >
> > > I'm considering buying a new workstation. kind of 3D machine that will
> do
> > > everything (Sim + render(redshift gpu) )
> > >
> > > 64 gb
> > > one (or two) gtx 1080
> > >
> > > But I'm still not fixed on the CPU.
> > >
> > > I can have dual xeon 2x10 cores at 2.2 Ghz. They are quite expansive,
> > >
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