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AMD 8 core vs intel 6 cores?

Hello this is not a AMD vs Intel post I just need a simple question answered. I am a 3D animator and I am trying to build a desktop PC for under $900.

My question is which is better for rendering in autodesk maya and Eon Vue software? AMDs 8 core or intels 6 cores? Also what rendering times can I expect using these CPUs?
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  1. If you're trying to build a pc for under $900, then you can only go the 8 core (4 modules) AMD route, not the 6 core (12 threads) intel route. Technically, intel beats amd in per core performance, but for you budget, 8 core amd cpu's (FX-8350) will beat intel's equivalently price competition (i5-3570k, 4670k) for rendering and other non-gaming, multithreaded software.
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    Hello Jeremiah.

    There is always the option for a quad core i7. With hyperthreading, it can process 2 threads per core simultaneously. You can fit such a cpu in you budget better than a hexa core intel cpu. A 3rd gen quad core i7 like the 3770K/3770 will beat the AMD 8350/8320 by considerable amount.

    You can use this link as an overview of what to expect: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/551?vs=697
    look at blender character render comparo for instance.

    Depending on the type of workstation graphic card you may want to use, you might be able to fit the quad i7 in your budget.

    good luck
    -Satyam
  3. the fx 8350 is pretty decent for this type of work, the 3770 or 4770 are a fair amount better, but obviously a little more expensive. The 6 core intels would be out of budget i would think, you would be sacrificing a lot of money on the cpu that should be spent on graphics card/ram/hdd. I would aim for a build with a budget motherboard if you have no intention of overclocking and an i7 4770 or 3770. Spending a bit of money on the graphics card is also quite important, and lots of storage and ram for the large files.
  4. Hello and thank you all for your posts they are very helpful. I just need to know a few more things before I buy this new pc.

    The I7 4770 is it really more better than a I7 3770?

    Also can a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB stand up to a Nvidia Quadro?

    Last one is does GB in a graphics card matter when moving around millions of polys in a 3D application?
  5. Jeremiah Mondy said:
    Hello and thank you all for your posts they are very helpful. I just need to know a few more things before I buy this new pc.

    The I7 4770 is it really more better than a I7 3770?

    Also can a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB stand up to a Nvidia Quadro?

    Last one is does GB in a graphics card matter when moving around millions of polys in a 3D application?

    the 4770 is up to 10% faster than the 3770, probably wont result in a perceivable difference in performannce.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-workstation-graphics-card,3493-8.html
    heres a review of some cards for 3d rendeing.
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