I’m currently shopping to replace my main tower. My current P9X79 4820k combo while still pretty effective is starting to show signs that it’s time to make a step in the next generation in fact 2 generations ahead skipping the x99 plateforme and going x299.
I work full time at a video game music company so one of the most time consuming task during the coarse of a week is rendering stems and layers. I use a master/slaves configuration with VEP and I use exclusively SSDs in my systems.
I also use a GTX1060 graphics card that takes 16 lanes along with M.2 drives and looking at larger optane 3dxpoint drives for the future so CPUs lik the 9900k that are limited to 16 pcie lanes are not an option for my build.
So back to the task of rendering. My main question is about render time in relations with core count and single thread performance. Does anyone know what is bottle necking rendering speed? Is it core count? Single thread speed? Is the CPU even relative?
I am looking at Intel’s 9800x and am thinking that doubling my core count and increasing slightly my single thread speed (from the 4820k)
PS: AMD’s ryzen & threadrippers are also not considered because some tests have confirmed that while having higher core counts and threads, they are still outperformed by Intel’s CPUs in the plugins count and voice polyphony benchmarks.