I have been longing for more cores as well as more memory. Anything I could do to help the workflow.
Currently running 3950x and doing CPU raytracing with Terragen which I need to do at this time. So I think upgrading to, say 3970X (and TR4 socket mobo) could in best case result maybe in 1.5 times the render speed. This would help the case as well as some V-Ray rendering that I do. (Constantly noticing that many of the GPU based renderers miss some feature that ends up being needed so CPU render being the only way to go.
Would make sense to have the renders finish overnight without having to wait more in morning.
I know 5000 series is just around the corner although might be pushed to next year at least what I am hearing. But I would rather need the machine soon.
Or is this just total madness in 2021 and I should rather invest the money into maybe a second machine that I can assign as a render node? Let that render while working on the next one with the main system, would make sense.