im working with 3d softwares(3ds max,real flow,AE..)and im willing to buy a new workstation, i have been confused about choosing a good CPU , in Xeon x5600 series i dont know which one to choose, i need a lot of threads for rendering but i cant afford more than ~1800$ for CPU so i dont know wheter choose a dual cpu with lower clock speed and higher threads or a single CPU with higher clock speed and lower threads.
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A single i7 980X outperforming 2 of the xeons I linked on a 2p motherboard with his applications I seriously doubt it.
No need to doubt.. Its not gonna happen.. Having said that, I too would recommend a 2P setup.. 3DS Max can actually process to a max of 16 threads.. Depending on the project size, a good amount of ram is needed too.. As for the motherboard (assuming OP has not already bought one) the Asus Z8NA-D6C can be a cheap and effective option..