It is crazy how much people talk about the importance of PCIe lanes, and how allegedly x40 lanes offered with s2011-3 and the s2011 platforms before it were giving an obvious advantage over “mainstream” sockets. Puget puts this under scrutiny with a pair of very powerful Titan Xs.
Intel i7 & 16GB RAM – Q3 2016
This configuration is aimed to act as a dedicated CPU rendering node. The components are chosen so that the hardware – excluding OS – will be right around the $500 mark. Each component has a small description with the logic behind choosing it. As always, you are encouraged to be creative on-top of these suggestions.
DGLee has posted some tests with the new Skylake based i7-6700K CPU, and how it fares vs. the Haswell 4790K, including Cinebench R15 and POV-Ray rendering scores amonst lots of other more gaming oriented metrics. Continue reading