View Full Version : Does LW 11 support 16 cores -> 32 HT

06-04-2012, 04:50 AM
Considering a new workstation.
Want to go for two E5 8 core Xeons (= 16 Cores = 32 HT cores).
Does anybody have a two CPU (8 core each) config and run LW 11 successfully on it?

06-04-2012, 05:07 AM
Yes it supports all what you can throw in (LW 10.x also). It has "automatic" mode on number of threads so it uses all cores+HT you have (of course that's only while rendering, rest of app is not nearly that effective (not just LW) and often uses less or just single core for some not multithreaded operations).

06-04-2012, 05:57 AM
I knew about the single threaded situation, so I tropped some tears because my bucks will leave me and decided to go for two E5-2687w (at 3.1 GHz). Really exited to get the new machine in a few weeks.