CPU for 3d rendering: FX-8350 vs FX-9370 vs i7-4790K vs i7-5820K

30 May, 2015 Aleksey
30 May, 2015 # Re: CPU for 3d rendering: FX-8350 vs FX-9370 vs i7-4790K vs i7-5820K

Hello! I would like to know your opinion, to date, 2015, for a best equipment for 3d max, specifically for interior and exterior! Shoveled forums clambered sites - I can not decide. and It makes sense to buy the most expensive, or you can save a little bit, but basically get the same performance? 🙂 And what equipment you use, if not secret? 🙂

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6 Jun, 2015 Vitaliy
6 Jun, 2015 # Re: CPU for 3d rendering: FX-8350 vs FX-9370 vs i7-4790K vs i7-5820K
Join the discussion: | It would be interesting to know 👌

8 Jun, 2015 Maks (Staff Author)
8 Jun, 2015 # Re: CPU for 3d rendering: FX-8350 vs FX-9370 vs i7-4790K vs i7-5820K

Hello everybody!

Here comes the hour of updating the long-awaited section of the best computer for 3d rendering.

The basis of the computing power of the computer is a central processor, so its choice can be carried out according to the principle described below, not only for assembling the render node, but also for the working computer.

The situation in the computer hardware since the last of our resume The best PC for 3d, 2013 has changed somewhat. Despite the fact that the basic principles of selection have remained, some tendencies of progress are outlined. Who has not read, or in order to refresh the views and prices of a year and a half ago, go for a brief introduction and conclusions on the above link.
I talked about new trends; Probably, they are not the same as new ones, but they have become noticeable only now.
Render-node news

Increase the energy efficiency of all parts of the PC, and all electronics. This applies to the processor, video card and memory with a monitor (even a refrigerator in the kitchen). The computer performance is sufficient for a lot of calculations and the engineers try to optimize all the processes and, while maintaining the productivity, get: A - fewer problems with heat dissipation, because components with the same processing power do not heat up much, B - decrease Spending on (electro) energy and non-pollution of the environment, B - smaller size and cost of materials, again due to less heat generation. We, too, will not forget about this trend and will consider it promising. I, for example, will be a little upset if in 2 years it turns out that the city electric car consumes less than my deadly smoky render-node😁 Joke of course, but there is something here.

Decrease in prices for SSD. Now, the price for a 60-120 gigabyte solid-state drive is comparable, or even less than the cheapest hard drive (HDD), which is the SSD pass to the render-node club: there is not much more for the system and the scene.

Equalize the price / quality ratio of top processors. This news is not the most pleasant for those who doubt the choice and pleasant for those who are afraid of making mistakes. Now many processors are identical and the difference in them is negligible. But nothing, we will understand and those 5% of differences.
All - ballast

We, as electronics developers, also allow ourselves to succumb to optimization strategies. Once we calculate the cost of all the details, and we will compare only by adding a central processor. To please this simplicity, the feature is that:
1 - the rendering speed depends only on the processor
2 - the price of the remaining parts is almost the same regardless of the type of processor.

Nevertheless, after the selection of the processor, all these details must be bought: we can safely follow the following principles.
The motherboard is just a suitable CPU socket, but just in case, make sure that it exactly supports the CPU you selected. Now almost everyone has an integrated video card, so there is a place to connect the monitor.
The cooler is included with the processor, do not waste it.
RAM - 8 gigabytes is still relevant for commercial 3D rendering, we take two slats of 4 GB of any compatible memory. It is desirable to choose the maximum memory frequency (in MHz) supported by the processor and the motherboard.
The drive - as I said above, now there are available SSDs, you need to take any volume of 60-64 gigabytes. This will be enough for the system, and the render software, and for rendering, and a little more remains.
The case is either with a 350-400 watt power supply.
For a desktop (non-server) system, this entire ballast will cost to date an average of 190 USD for both an Intel-based computer and an AMD-based computer. All other improvements and bloat - the case of the master (= your personal) and to the rationality of the choice do not have an attitude.
The choice of processor in terms of price / performance ratio

All these data are enough for us to start choosing a processor that will suit both the render-baket and the budget for the computer.
Using a super-duper renderer technology, consisting of a very reliable site-processor aggregator of processors www.cpubenchmark.net, a common price for processors, a cost of $ 190 ballast and a complex calculation, we get the next top profitable acquisitions.

The whole PC, in collection, based on:

AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core - gives out 2523 units of production for every $ 100 spent
AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core - 2519 for the same $ 100
AMD FX-9590 Eight-Core - 2389 (fewer letters, more digits)
AMD FX-8320E Eight-Core - 2365
AMD FX-8370 Eight-Core - 2363
AMD FX-9370 Eight-Core - 2355
AMD FX-8370E Eight-Core - 2345
AMD FX-6300 Six-Core - 2319
AMD FX-6350 Six-Core - 2269
Intel Core i7-5820K @ 3.30GHz-2091
AMD FX-4350 Quad-Core - 2047
Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz - 2021

As you can see, a number of processors have a very similar budget efficiency, so choosing any of the above, you will not miss.
I want to highlight some of the most distinguished processors.

AMD FX-8350
It's still the same money-saver from the previous comparison!
Having a high absolute performance of 9,000 units of performance and costing $ 356 per PC, this processor is awarded the title of an instant economy. Each kopeeichka spent on this processor, will try to show you the computing power. Unfortunately, not the best choice for a potential workstation due to the low performance of a single kernel of the given kernel.

AMD FX-9370

Not showing the best result by the current criterion, this processor manages to consume 220 watts of energy, and hence allocate the same 220 watts of heat. Do you live and render in a cold climate? Choose FX-9370, he will have mercy on a purse and will warm on a cold night. If the climate is different, then the computer-heater is a bad choice. 220 watts you will definitely feel.

Intel Core i7-4790K

Despite the fact that this processor is already at the end of our price / performance price tag, it deserves attention. Very high absolute productivity in 11237 units. Four cores, which means high performance of each of them, plus a turbo mode, which means even more performance. Very little heat dissipation in 88 watts. Cool! Very low power consumption of 88 watts. Cool! It seems that this one is characterized by high energy efficiency. Is it important?

Energy Efficiency of Computing

In this issue we will take into account such a parameter as energy efficiency, or easier, how much will the electricity spent by the computer.
The fact is that with frequent rendering, the costs of electricity become very noticeable and do not take into account their very short-sighted behavior. Strange as it may seem, even a personal render-farm exhibits considerable scores with kilowatt-hours. And since we, professional trideshniki, only do what we render, then besides the instantly laid out amount on the computer itself, we must take into account its gluttony.

Selection of the processor for medium-term profitability of renderers

Add to the calculations the conditional total performance of the personal render farm (as three PCs on the FX-8350 / 2.73 PC on the i7-4770 / 3.15 PC on the i7-2600K / 4.41 PC on the FX-6200, etc.), 2-year renderers, And the average cost of electricity is 7.5 cents per kWh.

Using a personal render of the farm of the described capacity, the amount of computers, plus the energy spent, will depend on which processors the render-farm is built on.

AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core - $ 1700
Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz - $ 1722
AMD FX-8370E Eight-Core - $ 1739
AMD FX-8320E Eight-Core - $ 1760
AMD FX-8370 Eight-Core - $ 1761
Intel Core i7-5820K @ 3.30GHz - $ 1767
AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core - $ 1778
Intel Core i7-4790 @ 3.60GHz - $ 1,823
Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.40GHz - $ 1847

Apparently, taking into account the cost of electricity, on which our render-horses work, the amount of money spent on the render can significantly differ. And this is on the top processors by this criterion. For example, our warm friend on FX-9370 will cost $ 2,076 if a farm is made on it. Or $ 2452 on all known i7-2600K (if, of course, it is found on sale new).

Energy efficiency is an important parameter. Do not take it into account - you will lose money. Or performance. Or money with performance, and it will be hot next door. In general, it is important.

We consider this rating to be final, so I propose to go to the awards.

Intel Core i7-5820K - profitable power

Not so noticeable in the list above, but noticeable, if you look at it in detail. The bronze winner in absolute performance among conventional desktop processors is 12962 units. Consuming a considerable 140 watts, its performance still makes this processor the leaders of an advantageous medium-term use of the render-farm. And you can disperse it ...

AMD FX-8350 - rationality in 3

Again he! In the medium term, the computer on this well is profitable and once again profitable. Who is the most profitable of all AMD? Efiks 8350. Which computer will immediately show the performance? FX-8350. Who holds the position for the second year? Yes Yes.

Intel Core i7-4790K - cool, small and promising

The farm on such processors is only 1% below the profitability of the previous candidate = not inferior. Absolute performance of such a processor is 25% higher. The heat dissipation of the PC on it is 23% lower, the CPU itself is 88W compared to 125W, this is valuable. The power of one core is 2.75 times higher, and it's worth a lot. The ability to put such a processor on a super-small 17x17cm Mini-ITX motherboard is priceless! Ugdayte, who chooses the editors? 🙂

According to our version, Intel Core i7-4790K is the best processor for today to build a renderer on it and even better for a workstation due to its single-core performance and very good already built-in graphics for 3ds Max. In any situation for trideshnika this is a wonderful processor to date.

Just for interest: in 3 years of renders, the three of the profitability are occupied only by Intel.

Unreasonable coolness

If you are not limited in the budget to the computer, and for electricity, too, I advise you to look at the Intel Xeon processor series E5 26 **, especially Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3 @ 2.30GHz and the possibility of installing them in several pieces in one PC. 4-7 thousand dollars for June 2015 will allow you to buy a computer just unimaginable performance.

As you can see, today there are two cool processors: FX-8350 and i7-4790K, which are unequivocal winners both at once and in the medium term. Which one to choose from these two - it's up to you. And so, and so, you will not lose.

All fast renders!

Please note, the purpose of this material is to help in choosing a processor for the average 3d specialist, in terms of economic benefits, practical convenience and ease of purchase. Therefore, a number of abbreviations and conventions were used here, including those borrowed from the previous analogous sample. Justified clarifications and amendments, as well as questions on the method of calculation are welcome.

8 Jun, 2015 Denis (3d modeling expert)
8 Jun, 2015 # Re: CPU for 3d rendering: FX-8350 vs FX-9370 vs i7-4790K vs i7-5820K

Hi, Max. Long time since you were not, so even with this info. Good stuff, like a slightly modified manner of filing, even on the neigh - keep such a bar 👍.

There were some thoughts about the processors. In the new VRay 3 appeared a certain parameter Use Embree, which, according to the developers themselves and users of foreign forums, significantly speeds up the calculation process if the family of Intel processors is used. Even such perceptible figures of a productivity gain of 25-30% are given.

If this is the case, then it seems to me that it should be taken into account when choosing a processor and on the basis of this it turns out that the clear favorite can be safely considered i7-4790K. For example, I always used the processors of the AMD family, in the first place as a budget analog, which is almost inferior to the characteristics. I would like to know if this is really true and whether it will be worth it in the future to choose Intel. I'm certainly not special in hardware, but I guess it's because of the architecture of the Intel processors themselves, there's a sandy bridge algorithm that actually doubles the core of the processor, making virtual cores, maybe that's how the Use Embree of the new VRay is based, Did not penetrate and I can be wrong. I would like to know in more detail whether there is anything to oppose AMD in the future and if you had experience using a new Vray with an Intel processor tell a couple of words, so to say, share the feelings😁.

I also consider the video core integrated into many models of Intel processors to be very advantageous, it is possible to save very well when assembling a workstation, at least if there is no tangible freedom in the financial plan, and it's impossible to buy a good video card at once, then it seems to me better to make a choice aside A good processor with a built-in video chip, and wait a while to collect the necessary amount for a high-quality graphics card. I had experience working on such a computer with an Intel i5 2600k processor, so I would like to say that some fans of video games can envy such a performance of the chip. And for the render of the node, it seems to me that this is an optimal solution.

8 Jun, 2015 gus_ann (3dsmax vray expert)
8 Jun, 2015 # Re: CPU for 3d rendering: FX-8350 vs FX-9370 vs i7-4790K vs i7-5820K
Hello everybody. Useful article, really, but for me is still just in the subject ....😁 Processor With all clear, but what with the video card? What is today the best and most optimal for 3D tasks?

8 Jun, 2015 Maks (Staff Author)
9 Jun, 2015 # Re: CPU for 3d rendering: FX-8350 vs FX-9370 vs i7-4790K vs i7-5820K
As for choosing the best processor for workstation and the best video card for 3D viewport , read the relevant publications on the links ^😉

8 Jun, 2015 Maks (Staff Author)
11 Jun, 2015 # Re: CPU for 3d rendering: FX-8350 vs FX-9370 vs i7-4790K vs i7-5820K

Denis, you're very handy noticed. In fact, a new option Vire Use Embree gives unprecedented advantage in rendering time, in practice, giving acceleration from several protsetov ( "for nothing" - this greatly) up to several times (!). For example, renderers without secondary coverage, successfully used for technical animations, accelerated about 2-fold, depending on the contents of the frame.

Intel Embree is a set of special lekovstraivaemyh in existing software application programming interfaces to significantly accelerate ray tracing standard processes. Technology specifically designed for the Intel iron and its fundamental essence, can be used exclusively on relevant current (as i3, i5, i7) Intel processors. Therefore, if you render using vRay 3+, Corona 1.00.02 or any other renderer with support for Embry, the processor choice should definitely lean on the Intel side.

23 Sep, 2015 Orion3D
23 Sep, 2015 # Re: CPU for 3d rendering: FX-8350 vs FX-9370 vs i7-4790K vs i7-5820K
Hello everyone not asleep !!! For a long time I want to unsubscribe their history, finally found time 🙂 This post interesting for owners of older motherboards. I am the owner of the motherboard socket 775, I saw a lot of the MOD about the fact that you can put on this socket processors with Socket 771 processors kseon barred. My processor was Intel Q6600, I decided to change it to the kseon. In the end, I want to assure all owners of the platform, it works on hurray, the processor as a plow horse, in comparison with the Q6600 increase somewhere in the 30-40% render. The only thing not all chipsets support the upgrade, you need to watch the series of chipsets. In my case it was necessary to flash the BIOS, so the processor earned. Therefore, this method requires otvetsvennost approach. Itochu in this process I have to cope with all tasks, Edinstennoe on the motherboard is not possible to put more than 8GB of memory, this is the only reason for the change of iron. Therefore, the owners of the juice 775, and especially dual-core CPU cycles advise, get a space of 40 - 60ue. In an Internet komentov much of what it's all razvodnyak is neprvda, it works, and I checked.

23 Sep, 2015 Orion3D
23 Sep, 2015 # Re: CPU for 3d rendering: FX-8350 vs FX-9370 vs i7-4790K vs i7-5820K
If anyone have any questions, write, I can take a simple test on the scene compared to render, but 30min. Also understand I work 🙂

23 Sep, 2015 Anton (Staff Author)
23 Sep, 2015 # Re: CPU for 3d rendering: FX-8350 vs FX-9370 vs i7-4790K vs i7-5820K
Hello! So you any of your scene to render the new proce ie one that has already otrederena earlier q6600, and do you remember the time of its rendering. And compare the speed boost. And by the way you did not say exactly what you put Xeon. In principle, this would be sufficient to determine the performance gains, if any, on a comparative test of percent. At the same CPUBenchmark this whole infa there😉

23 Sep, 2015 Orion3D
23 Sep, 2015 # Re: CPU for 3d rendering: FX-8350 vs FX-9370 vs i7-4790K vs i7-5820K
Hello! Put Xeon E5440 2.83Ghz How will stand the time to do a test benchmark I lay out for clarity.

23 Sep, 2015 Orion3D
23 Sep, 2015 # Re: CPU for 3d rendering: FX-8350 vs FX-9370 vs i7-4790K vs i7-5820K
The main essence of my message is that the owners of old systems at 775m socket are able to increase productivity at times, for small money. Especially well kor2duo owners will feel the rush of speed 🙂 A lot of reviews have seen that the way it will never work. So I decided to unsubscribe to its history, that all works fine. Seller I immediately set the jumper on proyessor and propylene lacked key side. I have a system motherboard Asus P5G41T-M LX3 CPU - Xeon E5440 (was Q6600) RAM DDR3 1333 - 8Gb GPU - GTX 560Ti 1Gb Grabs absolutely all tasks in the 20-25-million madbokse sculpt Polycom pulls no problems. V max of 16-million vyuporte turns without problems. One problem is more 8GB operatives is not put, because the iron will change.

27 Oct, 2015 Nikitoz
27 Oct, 2015 # Re: CPU for 3d rendering: FX-8350 vs FX-9370 vs i7-4790K vs i7-5820K
but what about the i7 6700K processor, and it is cheaper than the i7 4790K

28 Feb, 2016 Artem
28 Feb, 2016 # Re: CPU for 3d rendering: FX-8350 vs FX-9370 vs i7-4790K vs i7-5820K
I subscribe to the question 🙂 What can you say about 6700k, percent. sort by newer and the price is relatively the same. The purpose of gathering new PC from scratch

8 Jun, 2015 Maks (Staff Author)
28 Feb, 2016 # Re: CPU for 3d rendering: FX-8350 vs FX-9370 vs i7-4790K vs i7-5820K
Artem, 6700K: - Works on the motherboard with a new chipset, which supports DDR4 and future generations of processors - slightly hot (95W vs 88W) - Slightly lower than single-threaded performance - more expensive by 20%. DDR4 in conventional systems, the performance gain is not allowed. Performance current top processors reached the top, and how will melt clear, the Intel is not going to try to increase it: so do not become the next generation of processors more powerful and therefore a situation in which you vytyanesh 6700K, to change it to something more powerful, probably never will not happen. To pay for an imaginary trendy? No, sir.

11 Oct, 2017 Aleksey
11 Oct, 2017 # Re: CPU for 3d rendering: FX-8350 vs FX-9370 vs i7-4790K vs i7-5820K
I use an office computer for several years. Mother Asus h81m-k. Some old i3. With the purchase and repair of the apartment interested in Sketchup and Wie-rei. I just decided to study for myself. Today I took the scalped i7 4790k with my hands. And the cooler Zalman there is something 10. The other day I will install and see the increase. Operative 1 board for 8 gigs with a frequency of something just above 1000. I do not remember. What do you think? Will Virai work with a new strength or not?

8 Jun, 2015 Maks (Staff Author)
12 Oct, 2017 # Re: CPU for 3d rendering: FX-8350 vs FX-9370 vs i7-4790K vs i7-5820K


I hope the delidding will give you an advantage in TurboBoost and better overclocking, if you opt for that. I can confirm that out-of-the-box i7-4790K reaches peak temperatures very easily: I couldn't overclock mine even a tiny bit with monstrous Thermalright Macho cooler.

While being the 3 years old CPU, Intel® Core™ i7-4790K still has high-end overall performance, and is in the Top 10 of the most powerful CPUs in single-thread performance by today.

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