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Can someone render me a better processor?
show user profile  LongTimeNoSee
I just got back into max after many years. I thought with my "modern-day computer" my processor would kill rendering time. It seems a very slow to me though. I have an AMD A6 quad-core.

Do any of you know how this ranks compared to other processors for rendering complex scenes in Max? When I watch people's tutorials online I see the render engines whether it's scanline or mental Ray rendering much faster than mine. If an AMD A6 is a good processor then is there any troubleshooting I can do to speed things along on my computer?
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8/21/2017 9:01:00 PM (last edit: 8/21/2017 9:01:00 PM)
show user profile  FX
Are you talking AMD A6-5200?
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8/21/2017 10:30:38 PM (last edit: 8/21/2017 10:30:38 PM)
show user profile  LongTimeNoSee
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8/21/2017 10:42:16 PM (last edit: 8/21/2017 10:42:16 PM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Time for an upgrade

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8/21/2017 11:27:56 PM (last edit: 8/21/2017 11:27:56 PM)
show user profile  FX
This ^^^^

I have 32 threads running at 2.6 and it's still nowhere near enough....time for a threadripper ;) phones quicker than an A6-5200.
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8/21/2017 11:33:08 PM (last edit: 8/21/2017 11:40:33 PM)
show user profile  LongTimeNoSee
Even so when I look at my CPU usage the CPU is barely being used the active memory of course is maxed out and the disk space is maxed out. I wonder if there is a way to get this to use more of the CPU to get it to speed up my render time. Any ideas?

Thanks for the link by the way.
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8/21/2017 11:55:05 PM (last edit: 8/21/2017 11:55:05 PM)
show user profile  FX
Your CPU is not a good CPU, it doesn't support hyper threading, it has no turbo, or L3 cache.

Download any benchmark software and compare the results.

eg: Your CPU vs cheap (£70) 8 core Xeon:

What are your system specs, what are you rendering and which render engine are you using... is this CPU attached to a laptop ?

...either way you're trying to get blood out of a stone.

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8/22/2017 2:49:19 AM (last edit: 8/22/2017 2:49:19 AM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Maybe rendering with the GPU is faster for you

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8/22/2017 11:08:44 AM (last edit: 8/22/2017 11:08:44 AM)
show user profile  FX
Brings back memories when I was stuck on a dual core laptop, I reached for Rebus, free trial and free render points.
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8/22/2017 5:41:54 PM (last edit: 8/22/2017 5:41:54 PM)
show user profile  LongTimeNoSee
Looking to upgrade within a budget. Does anybody out there have an Intel I core 3 330 370 or 390? Do one of those seem to run pretty well?

Thanks everyone for your responses.
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8/25/2017 5:31:51 PM (last edit: 8/25/2017 5:31:51 PM)
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