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I5-2500k or i7-2600k vs 4 xeon 5160's?

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a c 184 à CPUs
November 16, 2011 5:22:32 PM

sorry for double posting, but does anyone know which one has better performance in 3d applications? Applications such as cinema 4d.

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a b à CPUs
November 16, 2011 6:42:55 PM

i7 2600k , xeon is for servers. 2500k mostly for gaming.
a b à CPUs
November 16, 2011 6:43:23 PM

Sorry, best solution 2600k
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a c 188 à CPUs
November 16, 2011 7:00:52 PM

First of all the Intel® Xeon® 5160's are a DP (Dual Processors) meaning that you can only put 2 of them on a board and these processors used microarchitecture like that used in the Intel Core™ 2 Duo’s. So for current work in 3d applications you would find that you get the best performance from the Intel Core i7-2600k.

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a c 184 à CPUs
November 16, 2011 7:08:21 PM

I already have a 2600k I was just wondering if these would work well as a rendering farm with my 2600k. I was wondering if the xeon x5355 was good. Origninally I was planning on buying the ibm one on this website but the hp one with the quad core looks good. http://www.weirdstuff.com/
a c 188 à CPUs
November 16, 2011 7:21:54 PM

The biggest key to software today is, is it multi-threaded? If so how many threads can the software run on? Right now not much can run on anything more than about 4 threads. Applications like Adobe CS5 can run a great number of threads. Cinema 4d R11.5 starts to support multi-threading but I dont know how many threads it can run on. Odds are you are going to find your best performance with the Intel Core i7-2600K.

Christian Wood
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a c 134 à CPUs
November 16, 2011 7:55:25 PM

Render nodes... each frame is farmed out to a core so the more cores and faster the processor speed the better.

Yes the i7 would outperform the xeon due to 2 more cores alone. HT would maybe gain you another 5% . Thow in the extra speed and better processing thoroughput of the i7 and its a no brainer.

Not sure if an AMD x6 or the new BD's would save you any money; I haven't seen a bench mark on them for Cinema 4d rendering.
Are you aware you can buy render-farm time?
a c 184 à CPUs
November 16, 2011 10:02:55 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
The biggest key to software today is, is it multi-threaded? If so how many threads can the software run on? Right now not much can run on anything more than about 4 threads. Applications like Adobe CS5 can run a great number of threads. Cinema 4d R11.5 starts to support multi-threading but I dont know how many threads it can run on. Odds are you are going to find your best performance with the Intel Core i7-2600K.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team

Since cinema 4d can support up to 64 threads will it be worth it to get another 2600k? Well that is considering if I built a 2600k machine it would cost around 900-1200. What about getting 2-4 of these: http://www.weirdstuff.com/cgi-bin/item/386075 it is substantially cheaper and seems to give relative performance. So in total I would have 16-24 cores to render with and an additional 8 because of the 2600k. Any suggestions?
a c 134 à CPUs
November 16, 2011 10:18:11 PM

I beleive you are on the right track. In my post I was comparing the i7 to a single xeon.
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