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show user profile  Justin101
I'm looking at either an Intel 4 core I7-7700k 4.2ghz or an AMD Ryzen 7 1700, 8 core 3.0ghz.
Any suggestions as to which of the two would best power 3ds Max 2015? Does 3ds Max benefit from the additional cores on the AMD or is Intel the way to go?

I'm planning on getting a Nvidia GTX 1080 if that helps.
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5/18/2017 5:16:03 PM (last edit: 5/18/2017 5:16:03 PM)
show user profile  Octopuzzy
AMDs Threadripper 16 core 32 threads this summer.

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5/19/2017 11:30:17 PM (last edit: 5/19/2017 11:30:17 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
writing multi-threaded code for a lot of the algorithms we use is hard work. could software developers do more - sure, but drop that on top of the rest of the to-do list and it often gets allocated to do that another day.

when we do write parallel code, it's usually more efficient to shift it to the GPU than multiple CPU cores.

So avoid it because it's 'hard work'. Really? That's just lazyness.. There are numerous platforms and api's around that can be leveraged. Look at what the Pixar devs have done with OpenSubdivs - it runs multithreaded on just about anything you throw it at, opencl / opengl ( as either compute shader or transform-feedback shader ) / directx ( as a compute shader ) / cpu ( OpenMP implementation AND a ThreadBuildingBlocks TBB implementation, as well as bog-standard single-threaded ). They've literally built the library to be so flexible it could run anywhere with minimal work..

But it's too much hassle for devs to pick even one of those platforms and start building multi-threaded code? Right?

I get that not every task lends itself to parallel computing, but at a time when we're hitting a brick-wall in terms of single-threaded performance, the applications that are going to remain competitive are the ones that are leveraging multi-threaded performance..

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5/21/2017 11:02:16 AM (last edit: 5/21/2017 11:02:16 AM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Fair enough, just thought it sounded like a lazy excuse. It wasn't targeted at you specifically btw ( besides your comment ) - there seems to be a line being drawn in the sand at the moment between fresh/innovative and forward-thinking software & hardware companies, and the big monolithic monopoly guy companies.

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5/21/2017 12:00:45 PM (last edit: 5/21/2017 12:00:45 PM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Yeah, I agree with you, Octopuzzy :)
Threadripper ftw.
Gonna be interesting to see the benchmarks on that one :D

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5/22/2017 2:08:45 PM (last edit: 5/22/2017 2:08:45 PM)
show user profile  chillywilson
So I just put together new ryzen 1700x, crosshair hero VI with a gtx 1080Ti.

I've been loving it so far.
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6/1/2017 6:43:10 PM (last edit: 6/1/2017 6:43:10 PM)
show user profile  Justin101
So chillywilson, can you give a few more details about your experience? Did you go from Intel to AMD and if so how have you found it? Good render time?

I'm still doing research as I'm not the best when it comes to hardware.
I hear 3ds Max is more of a single thread program, so am trying to find out if it will make good use of the 8 cores and 16 threads in the Ryzen 7 1700, 1700x or 1800x. And now there's a new 16 core 32 thread Ryzen threadripper coming out so I've got even more to think about.
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6/7/2017 2:13:04 PM (last edit: 6/7/2017 2:13:04 PM)
show user profile  chillywilson
So I did go from intel to amd, I moved away from MAX since they retroactively made all there license's go to cloud so can speak for MAX but MAX is build off of old hardware so I'm not sure if it will help.

In blender and houdini are flying.

the gtx 1080 ti for gpu rendering is so much faster than my 1060

The theadrippers and the i9's will be out soon and they can fight between the 2, but expect to pay around 4-5 grand for a complete.
A thousand per processor and 500 for mother board was out of my budget

All in all i spent 2200 on everything including a fast ssd, all in one liquid cooller and a beast rosewill blackhawk ultra case.

When the new core war starts, I'll probably budget up for the next computer in 3 years, I may just go BoxxTech next round.
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6/7/2017 6:43:05 PM (last edit: 6/7/2017 6:43:05 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Intel is great until they make you buy additional CPU hardware keys to unlock more cores out of the processors you purchase from them...

wtf is up with the new raid keys on the new motherboards? I'll be switching to AMD if Intel continues trying to gut their customers like this.

Hopefully the idea of intel hardware keys flops hard.

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