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dualboot
01-18-2013, 03:25 AM
I'm currently exploring options for my box upgrade and while Intel's offerings performance is very well known and documented in Lightwave, I'm having trouble finding anything considering AMD FX-8350. I will mention that upgrade to AMD costs roughly 50% less than going for Intel's i7.

Does anyone have any experience with this chip and is Newtek working on supporting AMD Vishera/Piledriver architecture, primarily through renderer, since from what I have seen AMD's architecture is extremely efficient in multithreading when the software is properly compiled/optimized for it?

dulo
01-18-2013, 03:53 AM
4 of our rendernodes use this processor because of its great performance / price ratio
Till now no problems and really great performance !!

dualboot
01-18-2013, 05:53 AM
Thank You dulo, do You have any numbers in speed difference, percentages perhaps, compared to i7 or i5?

dulo
01-18-2013, 06:07 AM
If you want I can run a benchmark scene for you on one node ..
You just have to privide me with a simple lightwave scene and I will render it on one of our amd okto nodes ..

BeeVee
01-18-2013, 06:39 AM
I'm dithering about upgrading my excellent Phenom II 1100T. I'm not sure that there's enough extra to make it worthwhile and some of the synthetic benchmarks I've seen rate it slower in some tests. :S

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dulo
01-18-2013, 06:41 AM
Give me a sample scene and I can render it on the amd oktacore and on a dual i7 quadcore for comparison. I dont have a single socket i7 machine in the company.

Lewis
01-18-2013, 06:47 AM
dulo, just run Cinebech 11.5 and let us know score.

dulo
01-18-2013, 09:03 AM
OK will run cinebench, but that will take some time, because the screamernodes run on linux .. have to boot one into windows ..

Mastoy
01-18-2013, 09:18 AM
Here are some render tests done with MentalRay and Vray. I'm pretty sure results with Lightwave will be similar

110469
110470

mborge
01-18-2013, 10:28 PM
Here's my Cinebench 11.5 CPU score with an i7 3770K and 32GB RAM WIN8 x64 - RESULT 7.55 - I've seen some slightly higher numbers (7.78-7.9 Maybe due to RAM/MOBO or something) for the 3770K online but, that's what I got at stock speed.

Online, the FX-8350 posts somewhere around 6.91-6.98 - Sorry, I don't have one to test.

OFF
01-19-2013, 12:25 AM
My old Phenom II x6 1055 (4.2 OC) was 7.68 points on Cinebench 11.5 test - but it only 6 cores against 8 of FX-8350.

mborge
01-19-2013, 01:44 PM
OFF - I think that's a bit "OFF" - all puns intended.
Those numbers for a 1055T don't sound right.
Did you have a massive overclock because, the 1055T posts around 5.02 - as shown here:
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1477/5/
And frankly no AMD consumer chip, as of yet, can touch the 3770K (Not to mention their higher-end chips) which is why Intel is largely taking it easy.
So I'm not sure how you got those numbers but, I'd be very eager to find out.

It should also be noted that the 8350 is a 125 Watt chip while a 3770K is a 77 Watt design.
Multiply that across your render farm over the year and it could be a consideration depending on what your paying for power.

mborge
01-19-2013, 01:45 PM
Sorry, Page froze and I got a double post. Where's the "Delete"?

fazi69
01-19-2013, 04:46 PM
This my help. (it is in Polish but pictures are universal )
http://pclab.pl/art50000-37.html - normal clock
http://pclab.pl/art50000-80.html - overclocked

Cinebench .... what a great app to promote Your 3d solution. ( However there is a LW accent in cinebech. Car models in OpenGL test are modeled in LW ;-))

OFF
01-19-2013, 07:24 PM
Those numbers for a 1055T don't sound right.
It's just overclocking result, the basic core speed = 2.800MHz, I used an air cooler Thermalright Archon (with two coolers) to sped up the 1055T processor to a frequency over 4 GHz and processor runs on these frequencies for more than three years - is one of the greatest processors, given its overclocking potential.

mborge
01-19-2013, 11:51 PM
It's just overclocking result, the basic core speed = 2.800MHz, I used an air cooler Thermalright Archon (with two coolers) to sped up the 1055T processor to a frequency over 4 GHz and processor runs on these frequencies for more than three years - is one of the greatest processors, given its overclocking potential.

Very nice overclock!
If it has been running stable for that long that's pretty awesome! :bowdown:

dulo
01-23-2013, 03:59 AM
Sorry it took me some time to find a node which was not rendering at the moment.
I checked a FX 8150 Node with 32 GB ram.
The Cinebench under windows 7 x64 scored with 6.0 and the same cinebench x64 under gentoo linux scored 6.5

BeeVee
01-23-2013, 04:09 AM
the 8150 is the first Bulldozer iteration I think? My Phenom II outperforms that largely (downloading Cinebench now).

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