Hello friends. After some animation render tests we did on our files in 3dsmax me and my partner decided we’d better go with a workstation computer based two video cards like the 2080TI in nvlink and not to buy and render on a processor-based computer like the 2990WX.
Every test i render with my 1080TI was away away faster then to render the same scenes with my 5820K @ 4100Mhz, so i think i go the GPU based render workstation system.
That’s the spec I’ve been thinking about
GA-X399-AORUS-XTREME - Gigabyte
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2 2950X / 2920x
64GB (4x16GB) 3200MHz DDR4 CL16 DIMM XMP HyperX Predator RGB
Enthoo Evolv X Glass or dark base 900 REV2
1200W HX PSU CORSAIR
NVMe ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB
2X GeForce RTX2080Ti XLR8 OC Triple Fan
AORUS NVLINK™ BRIDGE 4-Slot
Phanteks Halos LUX 140mm RGB LED fan Frame
NH-U14S-TR4-SP3 - Noctua
but my dilemmas are do I need a 16-core processor if in most cases I’m an going to render on a GPU based engine like VRAY NEXT GPU?
Or is it better to purchase a cheaper 12 or 8 cores TR processor or maybe go on Intel with fewer cores fewer PCI-E lanes but a higher clock speed and cheaper too?
In regard with the RAM so far in all the scenes I did not have a message that I ran out of memory with 32GB memory so will 64GB improve my performance in the system overall or unused memory just sits there and do nothing performance wise? RAM prices are very high at the moment.
should i go for the evolv x? or with 2 2080Ti the full tower darkbase 900 the cards will have more space?