It's no secret to anyone that despite the parallelization of computing, the increase in the number of cores in processors, the creation of a virtual division of the physical core, the use of multiple simultaneous processes in software, many programs are still running on the same core. Photoshop, 3D Max and a lot of other computer graphics programs are no exception. The main work in these programs is performed in a single-threaded mode and, therefore, the comfort of your work depends very much on the computing power of the computer in a single-threaded mode.Related Links: The best processor for 3d rendering: June 2015 The best video card for 3ds Max: June 2015No matter how many cores there were in your central processor, you will still long and tediously wait for the application of 10 iterations of the turbo watch: only one core works on it.Therefore, no matter how paradoxical it may sound, the less nuclei the better. (Of course, in a similar price segment). If we consider two processors with the same total capacity, but with different number of cores, for example 8-core AMD and 4-core Intel, then the latter will be 2 times faster in operation, although there will not be a difference in the rendering.The detailed information on this topic is the subject of a separate large material, which we are waiting for from Anton (RenderStuff), so let's take a look at this brief overview and move on to choosing the processors.A lot of server processors of the Intel Xeon E3 series are very productive for one core, but I deliberately ignore them due to the difficulty of their purchase, infrastructure selection and other nuances. If you feel confident in the computer server hardware, then pay attention to Intel Xeon E3-1285L v3, Intel Xeon E3-1271 v3, Intel Xeon E3-1241 v3, Intel Xeon E3-1276 v3, Intel Xeon E3-1246 v3, Intel Xeon E3-1240 v3. Nevertheless, in the rating below, there is a processor better than any xeon.Grace please in the rating of comfortable, both for work and for purchase, processors, relevant for June 2015.# 1 Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz - 100% comfort for $ 400Faster performance per core can not be found anywhere. This is the leader among all-all-all processors (and among Intel Xeon, among others). Having, by today's standards, a modest number of cores (4), together with a very strong absolute performance, this stone without overclocking, coolers and shamanism in the BIOS gives the highest computing power in one stream. Seeing this processor in the top both on energy efficiency and the price / performance ratio, to advise trideshniku another processor is just a sin.# 2 Intel Core i7-4790 @ 3.60GHz - 91% comfort for $ 360A blocked version of the previous processor. Those. It can not be overclocked. Despite the fact that many people do not even try to overclock the CPU, the disadvantage of this processor is that it has a slightly lower frequency. Therefore, comparing two processors out of the box, this one will be slower. Compare the price in your store, and, perhaps, at some point, this will prove to be more profitable.# 3 Intel Core i3-4370 @ 3.80GHz - 88% comfort for $ 190Yes, only 2 cores. But at what frequency and at what price! The overall performance of this processor is relatively small, but as you can see, it equals the speed of work with the most modern and expensive processors. This is a very economical processor, perfectly suitable for working with computer graphics as such. This processor allocates a maximum of 54 watts of heat, which makes it possible to think about assembling a noiseless workstation on its basis.Please note that the purpose of this material is to help select the components for the average CG 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 similar samples of this site. Reasonable clarifications and amendments are welcome.