[Sidefx-houdini-list] i7 or dual Xeons

Mirko Jankovic mirkoj.animator at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 04:28:21 EDT 2016


6950X is not really good comparison here as their price is simple extereme
a bit over board so...
You can get nice 5930k that will do great job. I havent followed on 6xxx
series much honestly but there are great ones from taht series as well taht
will not kill your budget.

And any i7 with 40 PCI lanes is good to handle 4 GPUs without issues.
Redshift benefits more of faster cores then multiple cores... ofc still
talking about i7 range not i3 CPUs, and in that matter Xeon would actually
be worse for Redshift.
And honestly ton of things are more single core - higher speed beneficial
then multi core slower speeds as you already pointed out.
So unless he is on Arnold, Vray or similar CPU render engine.. a lot more
benefits are there from i7 compared to Xeons.

For example 2 fastest e5-2687W xeons would be terrible choice for Redshift
as it have lower clock speeds and ton of cores that wont be used at all and
for price of two of them you can get i7 and couple great GPUs.

but even with overboard 6950x tehre is still budget for couple good GPUs,
compared to xeon route :)
plus you can OC i7
plus it handles 4 GPUs with ease :)



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CC seeems it went to Robert only, sorry
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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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