I currently have a system based around the
Intel 5960x cpu (currently overclocked to 4.2ghz)
SSD OS drive / 2tb data drive
GTX 980 GPU
I work mostly in Maya with Vray CPU rendering
I also have secondary system, a workstation specialist rs-d 2850 (dual xeon 2670v2) as rendering unit.
I’m think of upgrading / building a new system around the Intel 7960x cpu as looking the benchmarks its alot quicker than my current 5960x (the 9960 and 9980 seem a bit pricey given the performance benefit over the 7060)
My only concern is the reports of it not overclocking very well, running very hot and being very power hungry (wattage).
Just wondering if anyone has done a similar upgrade / update recently and got any thoughts if it was worth it or not ?
The second query I have is, if I should switch to GPU rendering with Vay NEXT and get a couple of gtx 1080 ti or gtx 2070s…this would make the rs-d redundant as it doesn’t have any GPU capacity.
Switching to GPU rendering, would it be worth building two systems, in main “workstation” with the 7960x and secondary workstation / render unit with a lower spec CPU but several GPUs to off load the rendering too.
Does anyone have a unit purely setup for GPU rendering with Vray ?
If so does it get loud / noisy and very hot when rendering ?