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March 28, 2012 10:25:31 AM

Hi all!!
as you all know that i had purchased i7 3930k and Intel's DX79si Mobo in past one month
but now i am looking to purchase another system of i7 2600k lga 1155 Or i7 3820 lga2011, as to build a small render farm.
tell me what should i buy? if i purchase 2600k then it will cost me lower than i7 3820 system but there will be
no gurantee to protect my 3930k system (because it cost me around 2133$) as if it get burnt out or etc due to power failur or
etc. But if i purchase i7 3820 system, then it will use the same mobo as my 3930k system use. so if
at later satges after the end of its one year warranty if any thing goes wrong to my 3930k mobo, i ll be able to replace its mobo with i7 3820 system and can sell out
my i7 3820 processor at low price.
because no one knows when the intel will stop manufacturing lga 2011 socket.
Please Help me out!!!!
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March 28, 2012 10:36:29 AM

you can still buy 775 boards, and there's been nothing new on that for 3 years? more perhaps.
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March 28, 2012 11:20:28 AM

thanx for the reply Bro!!
actually I already have AMD Phenom x4 9850 2,5Ghz 4mb cach System with my New 3930K system.
Therefore I was looking for a new system to boost me up little bit more :) 
So what Now??
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March 28, 2012 9:52:44 PM

you need more than 1 extra pc to make a render farm and arent they all supposed to all use the same setup (ie cpu, ram, gpu...)
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March 29, 2012 2:44:40 AM

popatim said:
you need more than 1 extra pc to make a render farm and arent they all supposed to all use the same setup (ie cpu, ram, gpu...)


No Bro! in the renderfarm we can use any type of pc which can run the 3dmax easily. but it is good for the renderfarm that tha all PCs should be not too slow to make other PC load the files slow because of it
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March 29, 2012 3:57:49 AM

I agree, I have a small render farm and no two computers are the same in mine. They just render frames at a bit different speeds from each other, that's all.

Honestly, if I had $2000 to spend on a renderfarm, I would not build a system with an i7 3930k CPU. I would build 4 or 5 systems with something like an AMD FX-6100 CPUs. Each with 8 to 16 gigs of RAM. The result would be about 250% more processing power for the same amount of money spent. ...and they would have interchangeable parts.
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March 31, 2012 2:31:07 AM

what do u mean? so u r challenging powerful cpuz of intel against AMD's low power CPUs??
Is it worth to buy AMD Fx 8150 then to buy Intlel 2600k for Rendering like Vray, 3dmax ?? I am also confused about that. In this case i have searched lots of site but intel is every where
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March 31, 2012 9:16:52 PM

I guess it depends on what you are going to be rendering. Usually when someone says that they are making a renderfarm, it means that they are going to be rendering a lot of frames for animations for videos or movies. If that is the case, then you don't necessarily want one or two really fast computers, because you can get a lot more rendering done if you have 4 or 5 moderately fast computers.

Let's look at it another way...

for $2000, you can build one computer with a 3930k CPU that can render 10 frames an hour.

or

for $500, you can build a computer with FX-6100 CPU that can render 6 frames an hour. So for $2000, you can get 4 of those computers that together can render 24 frames an hour.

It doesn't have to be AMD processors in the $500 computer. I just picked a good CPU that was around $150. For CPUs in that price range, AMD is about as good or better at rendering than similarly priced Intel CPUs. For example, the Core i5 2300 is about as powerful at rendering as the FX-6100, but the i5 2300 cost around $180 just for the CPU.

so what it comes down to is, what kind of rendering are you going to do with these computers?




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April 1, 2012 3:24:39 PM

I am an Architecht and going to animate architectural animations. so what do u suggest?? AMD Or Intel?
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April 3, 2012 12:00:40 AM

how much are you going to spend?
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April 3, 2012 2:52:25 AM

Well...

http://mayazest.blogspot.ca/2011/12/vray-benchmark-inte...

(before anyone points in out the scenes were low on memory utilization as pointed out by the author).

So it would take more than two FX 6100s to catch up to a single 3930K in terms of rendering. So if we say 2.3... $150 * 2.3 = $345 USD in AMD FX-6100s vs. $600 USD for the 3930K.

There is a bit of savings there but at the cost of convenience (more systems.. more parts can go defective).

3930Ks are monsters at these tasks.

From here: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/552?vs=434

You can see that an FX 8150 performs similar to a 1090T at these tasks... so an FX-6100 could be outperformed by a 1090T. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/146?vs=434&i=30....

Comparing a 3930K to a Bulldozer 8150: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/552?vs=434&i=30....

Comparing FX-8150 ($255USD) to Intel 3820 ($309USD): http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/523?vs=434&i=30....

I don't think AMD is feasible here for these tasks when compared to Intel. I think Intel has the price advantage when you factor in performance. Either way it is very close and the added bonus of the OP being able to use the parts as spare parts should something go wrong really tilts this towards Intel rather than AMD imo.
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April 3, 2012 5:03:31 AM

Sorry for the confusion. my point is not about AMD vs. Intel, it's about getting the most rendering power for your money. I just picked the FX-6100 because it has one of the best price for performance ratios on the market today.

adnanaadi, if you don't understand this concept, then I don't recommend you buy anything based on it. So, just go with an Intel cpu. The 2011 socket just came out late last year so it should be available for at least 2-3 more years. The 2011 socket will probably have a similar path to the 1366 socket and that one lasted a little more than 3 years.
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April 3, 2012 7:58:11 PM

rendermonkey1 said:
Sorry for the confusion. my point is not about AMD vs. Intel, it's about getting the most rendering power for your money. I just picked the FX-6100 because it has one of the best price for performance ratios on the market today.

adnanaadi, if you don't understand this concept, then I don't recommend you buy anything based on it. So, just go with an Intel cpu. The 2011 socket just came out late last year so it should be available for at least 2-3 more years. The 2011 socket will probably have a similar path to the 1366 socket and that one lasted a little more than 3 years.



That's the point of my post. The most rendering power for the money would be a Core i7 2600/2700 or better yet 3820. Not an FX-6100.

That's for the money if you look at the results posted above.
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April 3, 2012 8:11:19 PM

adnanaadi said:
because no one knows when the intel will stop manufacturing lga 2011 socket.
Please Help me out!!!!


Let me see if I can address this for you. The normal lifecycle of a desktop board is 1 year. When it comes to servers we have at least a 2 year life cycle on our server boards. Now the last chipset that we had that shared a socket with server boards was the x58 and the 1st generation Intel® Core™ i7-900's which just finished their life span up after 3 years. So I think you are going to be safe for a while yet.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiat Team
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April 25, 2012 6:02:39 AM

Thank u All Brozzzz for the support!!
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April 25, 2012 6:24:56 AM

adnanaadi said:
what do u mean? so u r challenging powerful cpuz of intel against AMD's low power CPUs??
Is it worth to buy AMD Fx 8150 then to buy Intlel 2600k for Rendering like Vray, 3dmax ?? I am also confused about that. In this case i have searched lots of site but intel is every where

I think four FX-6100's outperforms the 3930k.
24 cores vs 6 cores/ 12 threads
Man I would love 24 cores in C4D. Though I haven't had the time to link up my main 2600k system with another 2600 system for 8 cores/ 16 threads ;) 
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