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Ernest
06-06-2018, 01:58 AM
Intel unveiled a new High End Desktop CPU that can apparently run stable at 5GHz on all 56 threads.
https://www.techpowerup.com/244853/intel-unveils-28-core-56-thread-hedt-processor

AMD announced a 2nd generation Threadripper with 32 cores/64 threads
https://www.techpowerup.com/244901/amd-announces-2nd-generation-ryzen-threadripper-with-32-cores

TheLexx
06-06-2018, 03:17 AM
Does this have any implications in terms of a desirability for CPU rendering over GPU like Octane. Not sure how the costs compare, but say 5 or 10 of either of these in a little renderfarm could speed up things significantly ?

samurai_x
06-06-2018, 03:35 AM
About time Intel tries to catch up with gpu. Their monopoly has made desktop cpu stagnant.

ianr
06-06-2018, 07:00 AM
Intel unveiled a new High End Desktop CPU that can apparently run stable at 5GHz on all 56 threads.
https://www.techpowerup.com/244853/intel-unveils-28-core-56-thread-hedt-processor

AMD announced a 2nd generation Threadripper with 32 cores/64 threads
https://www.techpowerup.com/244901/amd-announces-2nd-generation-ryzen-threadripper-with-32-cores


If you find a picture of Intel showing it, the CHILLER (Cooler) is BIGGER

than everything else size-wise & is separate by the side & looks like a

'90's air con unit (lol) Early days bad Promo is this photo.

I wouldn't have unveiled that, more of a lash up?

paulk
06-06-2018, 11:16 AM
Idle curiosity. Any system built around either of these CPUs is way beyond "weekend hobbyist", and will cost mucho dinero. I was under the impression that an Octane-based GPU rendering system with (a) fairly high-end video card(s) could blow a CPU-based rendering system out of the water without breathing hard.

Obviously, beyond bragging rights, throughput is the goal, but if you need that much throughput, why not use a commercial rendering farm?

tcoursey
06-06-2018, 01:21 PM
Idle curiosity. Any system built around either of these CPUs is way beyond "weekend hobbyist", and will cost mucho dinero. I was under the impression that an Octane-based GPU rendering system with (a) fairly high-end video card(s) could blow a CPU-based rendering system out of the water without breathing hard.

Obviously, beyond bragging rights, throughput is the goal, but if you need that much throughput, why not use a commercial rendering farm?

Depending on how you setup Octane you certainly can blow ANY CPU out of the water with one to two High End GPU's. The cost of those gpu's are equal or much less than any top end CPU. However if you want full radiosity renders I'm thinking until noise reduction comes along (time will tell with Octane 4) it may still be good for CPU rendering.

I can say definitivly that exterior (direct lighting) will probably never catch up on CPU side. I can render 1080P exterior scenes with 10's of 100's of millions of poly's (think large city with trees plants etc.) in mins a frame. Octane is brilliant for DL setups. I use ambient occlusion for interiors, can't get good fast full radiosity renders even with two 1080 ti's still.... I never have frames of full HD take longer than 3-5 mins ever. Typically 1-2 mins.

Ernest
06-06-2018, 02:37 PM
If you find a picture of Intel showing it, the CHILLER (Cooler) is BIGGER

than everything else size-wise & is separate by the side & looks like a

'90's air con unit (lol) Early days bad Promo is this photo.

I wouldn't have unveiled that, more of a lash up?

There are comparison pictures at
https://www.hardocp.com/news/2018/06/06/did_intel_throw_in_28core_towel_at_computex

Nicolas Jordan
06-06-2018, 06:31 PM
These announcements cement me in the CPU rendering camp. I really like the sound of a 64 thread ThreadRipper. It's getting close to that time again when I need to think about my next workstation and this will likely be the right time to do it for me. Maybe I will finally move my production work to LW 2018 with these extra CPU threads as well.

Qexit
06-07-2018, 03:54 AM
So who's entering this Intel competition for a chance to win a slightly less powerful cpu off them ?

https://game.intel.com/8086sweepstakes/gb/

paulk
06-07-2018, 11:18 AM
So who's entering this Intel competition for a chance to win a slightly less powerful cpu off them ?

https://game.intel.com/8086sweepstakes/gb/
What does this "free" cpu fit into?

Qexit
06-07-2018, 11:34 AM
What does this "free" cpu fit into?Apparently an LGA1151 socket. See here for full details:

https://newsroom.intel.com/news/intel-i7-8086k-processor/