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3ds Max and the Threadripper
show user profile  Justin101
Hey all,

As I'm sure you know, AMD has released their new 16 core, 32 thread threadripper.
I'm in the market for a new computer to cut down render time mainly and speed up overall performance. I plan to have 32 gig of ram (two 16g sticks), SSHD and probably a gts 1080 graphics card.

Can anyone say if 3ds Max 2015 would make good use of all those cores and threads?
Any opinions or links to some 3ds Max benchmarks with threadripper would be appreciated.
Or even some general comments on your own experiences when building a powerful computer mainly for fast rendering.

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8/11/2017 8:52:26 AM (last edit: 8/11/2017 8:52:26 AM)
show user profile  Octopuzzy
Doubt you'll find many reviews and benchmarks using specifically 3dsmax...
Blender seems to be the standard. But sure more cores should definitely help with rendering but not necessarily for overall performance, I'm not sure how much of max is multithreaded.
Here's a comparison of threadripper 16 core and intel core i9 10 core.

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8/13/2017 3:42:47 PM (last edit: 8/13/2017 3:42:47 PM)
show user profile  soontekk
Same here, started designing a new powerhouse around the 1950x, figured out the cooling i want, will use m2 drives and a set of gtx 1000somethings with 6gb and 64gb fast ram blocks. I hear good things on it vs the much more expensive i9's so fingers crossed on my switch to amd (i'm an amd virgin, always intel untill now).

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8/14/2017 7:01:58 PM (last edit: 8/14/2017 7:01:58 PM)
show user profile  TiMoN
Remeber that the x399 Mobos support quadchannel memory, so it may be worth looking into 4x8 instead of 2x16 memory..
Also all the new motherboards support M.2 Ultra SSDs. So one of those 2000/1200 R/W disks might be fun =)

Toms has a bit of 3DMax on this page of the 1950X review.,5167-11.html

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8/15/2017 9:06:47 AM (last edit: 8/15/2017 9:06:47 AM)
show user profile  soontekk
indeed, i'm fitting 4x16 and 2 m2 drives (1 system and one cache etc)

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8/15/2017 9:19:02 AM (last edit: 8/15/2017 9:19:02 AM)
show user profile  FX
What happened to Naples? I thought they were out Q2.
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8/15/2017 10:22:57 AM (last edit: 8/15/2017 10:22:57 AM)
show user profile  soontekk

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8/15/2017 10:26:59 AM (last edit: 8/15/2017 10:26:59 AM)
show user profile  FX
Yeah I've seen that, all I can find is techno babble and info on EPYC.

...aha!, the shifty buggers renamed it :)

...sensible really, Naples is too close to staples and nipples.

edit: clock speeds don't look too impressive. :/

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8/15/2017 12:37:31 PM (last edit: 8/15/2017 12:42:49 PM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
Don't waste your money on that junk!
Wake up and smell the quasiparticles!
Just wait a few years and you'll be able to buy.......Quantum Computers!
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8/15/2017 7:53:52 PM (last edit: 8/15/2017 7:54:39 PM)
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8/15/2017 11:58:39 PM (last edit: 8/15/2017 11:58:39 PM)
show user profile  Justin101
Thanks for the comments, but what is the advantage of having 4x 8g sticks of ram as opposed to
2x 16g sticks?

I actually heard the opposite was better. 2x 16g sticks.
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8/16/2017 8:43:00 AM (last edit: 8/16/2017 8:43:00 AM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Threadripper does look incredible for the money, about time..

Regards quad channel, i've read in the past that there really is very minimal difference between quad and dual channel memory in terms of performance, so i guess it provides more options for ram configuration if not much else. Things may have changed with current gen architecture however..

Noob question here: It's possible to use NVidia gpu's on the new AMD motherboards yeah?

Another question: Is there any talk of dual-cpu boards or capabilities with AMD's new ecosystem?

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8/16/2017 11:30:14 AM (last edit: 8/16/2017 11:31:53 AM)
show user profile  ijzerman
Look for the Epyx chips.
Its the xeon equivalent of AMD.
They come in single and dual socket systems, single chips go to 32 physical cores so they max out at 128 buckets per system. Dont run at +3 ghz tho.


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8/16/2017 4:25:12 PM (last edit: 8/16/2017 4:25:12 PM)
show user profile  FX
I think you can only dual up the EPYC chips, sure I read somewhere you can't do it with the thread-rippers.

edit: yup, EPYC's have pretty low clock speeds.
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8/16/2017 4:25:19 PM (last edit: 8/16/2017 4:29:51 PM)
show user profile  ijzerman
We are looking at buying this for our render node/motino design pc


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8/16/2017 4:35:27 PM (last edit: 8/16/2017 4:35:27 PM)
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