Rather than engaging in PC/Mac pissing contest I thought we could have a dedicated thread to discuss some of the latest PC hardware and what it means for those who want to build (or just buy) a beefy 3d workstation.
-Ryzen has announced the July 7 release of 7nm chips, which would be great for a budget or mid-level system. They have provided no explicit info about the next gen of their ThreadRipper CPUs, but they have confirmed that it is in the pipeline. Otoy has shown demo tech that features RT, but we won’t see it integrated into Octane for at least 3 more months.
-Intel is promising a new gen of chips soon.
-We are mid-cycle on Nvidia, but their RT technology is coming to maturity as Unreal has it integrated into game dev and Redshift’s v3 taps into RT chips for acceleration.
-The Red Team’s GPUs haven’t made sense for 3d designers, but Redshift and Otoy (Octane) now have pledged to make their renderers work on AMD chips sometime this year or next.
Anyone planning a new build? I am likely going to build a new system, but will almost certainly wait on the next gen of ThreadRipper CPUs.