Hi all? I'm a professional 3D artist who is working in Architectural visualization field. So when I'm using 3D rendering, processor plays the main character there. I wish to get new PC for my works and there are 2 processors in my mind to get. So I wanna know which one from them most efficiency in 3D rendering?
01. E8400 3.0Ghz Core 2 Duo 6 MB L2 Cache 1333Mhz Front side bus
02. Q6600 2.4Ghz Core 2 Quad 8MB L2 Cache 1066Mhz Front side bus
So someone tell me which one is the best? First I thought Quad core one is better. But I have a doubt because its buss speed is lower than the core 2 duo one.
Most 3D rendering software (if up to date) would benifit from the Quad core2 CPU's, so the Q6600 would be the better option.
The lower frequency can be adjusted by a slight tweek in the BIOS.
from experience, the Q6600 can easily run at 400x6 at stock speeds (2.4ghz), and still give u a nice 1600mhz FSB to run on.
although the system will be work related, if the problem with raw power is a problem, then change the FSB to 1600mhz, and wack the multiplier to 8 for a nice overclock to 3.2ghz, which should run nicely with a minor upping of the voltage (may even run on stock voltage = 1.2v).
so the quad should fit in the system quite nicely, and still give the speeds that u require if ur willing to tweek a bit.
good luck, and hope i could have been of some help.
Dont use over clocked PC's studio max flakes out and autdesk will even tell you that.
Core 2 series were/are amazing at overclocking and stability. My E6320 (266fsb) could easily run on 333fsb with stock voltage, but I have it on 400mhz with stock cooling, no overheating. Of course, good and stable chipset helps with that...
I ran every stres test i could find and I`m using software like Artlantis and 3ds max Design for 4 years now, always overclocked to some point or the other. No problems whatsoever...
i5/i7 2xxx series are equally good at stability, as I`m told.