So I have an opportunity to buy a second hand system from a friend who is upgrading his PC. It's a 6 core Intel i7-6800K which is without the integrated graphics. My main software usage is MEP, MS office & browser. That 6 core would be great for rendering but I will not get hardware acceleration..... so would it be advisable to go for it?
Apart from the lack of iGPU and the rendering speed that would add...... a german member did some reasonably comprehensive comparison tests using 4 and 6 core set ups in similar machines and concluded that a 6 core CPU at a lower clock rate was not as efficient with MEP as a 4 core at a higher clock rate ie a 6800K has a base frequency of 3.4GHz but a 6700K quadcore has 4.0Ghz.
Thanks for the comparison between 6700K & 6800K. Great that someone did the comparison.
I would have always thought that adding more workers will increase the rendering speed. But may be with more workers may be more congestion in getting other resources, so getting the resources faster with less workers actually is better.