Xeon E5-2620 vs Intel Core™ i7-3930K rendering 3d graphics Tags: CPUs Rendering Xeon Intel i7 3D Last response: November 20, 2013 1:06 PM in CPUs Share vishalnagar August 13, 2012 6:50:03 PM hey Friends .. I am going to buy 3d graphic rendering system, i have two choice in cpu. -Xeon Processor E5-2620 (single) -Intel Core™ i7-3930K (single) please help me out which is better.i7 or xeon.its help me great if some one explain me how overclocking and cores works in rendering. I am working on following software's Maya 2012 3ds max 2010 Thanks More about : xeon 2620 intel core 3930k rendering graphics Reply to vishalnagar amuffin a c 183 à CPUs August 13, 2012 6:56:42 PM The 3930K, they both run on the same architecture but the 3930K is clocked 1ghz higher. Reply to amuffin vishalnagar August 13, 2012 6:59:27 PM so do you think i7 is better then xeon in rendering Reply to vishalnagar Related resources PC spec to rival Mac Pro 2x 6- Core Intel Xeon 2.66 - Forum System for Motion Graphics - budget: 4k - Forum Which Xeon CPU? HPC - FEM3D - Parallel Computing - Forum 3500EUR (arround $4000) Work and Gaming Build. - Forum Custom build PC for 3D rendering only - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer amuffin a c 183 à CPUs August 13, 2012 6:59:42 PM Yes. Reply to amuffin vishalnagar August 13, 2012 7:05:31 PM thanks ..can you explain me how overclocking and higher GHZ works in rendering ... Reply to vishalnagar jay_nar2012 a b à CPUs August 13, 2012 7:06:39 PM Doesn't a good GPU help aswell? Reply to jay_nar2012 amuffin a c 183 à CPUs August 13, 2012 7:07:01 PM An example: If a cpu can render say a 3d movie in 10 min at a stock of 3ghz. We bump that 3ghz up to 4ghz the 3d movie can be rendered in 7 min. Reply to amuffin amuffin a c 183 à CPUs August 13, 2012 7:10:28 PM ^^ depends if his software can support GPU acceleration. Reply to amuffin vishalnagar August 13, 2012 7:15:38 PM I´m building a computer mainly for 3D rendering, So far I´ve come up with Cooler master CM 690 II plus (Mid Tower) 3 Fan Cpu Fan :- Cooler master Hyper 412 Slim or water cooler Power supely :- Cooler master Gx 750 w Cpu :- 1) Intel® Core™ i7-3930K Processor (12M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) OR 2) Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2620 (15M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 7.20 GT/s Intel® QPI) Mother board :- 1)Intel DX79SR or DX79SI (Support I7,Xeon E5 family ) Graphic card:- nvidia quadro 600 Harddisk :- 2TB WD, Ram :- 16 GB Kingston 1600Mhz (EPC) Reply to vishalnagar vishalnagar August 13, 2012 7:16:52 PM amuffin said:^^ depends if his software can support GPU acceleration. i dont know much more about GPU rendering..is it work for max 2010 and maya 2012 Reply to vishalnagar amuffin a c 183 à CPUs August 14, 2012 1:39:48 AM You don't need a 750w, a good 520w would be the best choice. How about a seasonic? Reply to amuffin kicoverz November 20, 2013 1:06:49 PM could you give us an update? What did you end up buying , and how were you satisfied ! I am having the same question, should I go with Xeon for stability or i7 for speed ?! It seems that most professional workstation rigs go with Xeon! Reply to kicoverz Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: ForumIntel Core i7-3930K vs . Intel Core i7-3770K ForumXeon LGA2011 vs i7 LGA2011 help ForumRendering server advice ForumXeon e5 2690 vs . i7 3930K ForumASUS Z9PE-D16/2L 3D Rendering Workstation $2K Forum$8000 workstations for broadcast motion graphics ForumBuild for 3D Rendering /Modeling/Intensive Graphic Designing. ForumVirtualization PC ~$1400 ForumI7 or XEON Any Suggestions? ForumAMD vs . Intel CPU for Rendering /3d Graphics applications ForumDual Intel Core i7 3960x ForumFinal thoughts?! i7-3930k build on water Forum2 i7 860 or dual xeon x5550 for 3d rendering workstation ForumHigh End 3D Animation (Maya), Compositing, and Editing Build ForumThermaltake 850w PCI-E question More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !