intel cpu without integrated video

wongck wrote on 4/14/2019, 6:58 AM

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?

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johnebaker wrote on 4/14/2019, 7:03 AM

@wongck

Hi

. . . . That 6 core would be great for rendering but I will not get hardware acceleration..... so would it be advisable to go for it? . . . .

IMHO I would leave it alone.

Without the integrated GPU, though the processor has 6 cores rendering is going to be slow.

There are many topics on this issue in the forum - use the search facility and search for Hardware Acceleration - you will find them.

HTH

John EB

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wongck wrote on 4/14/2019, 7:35 AM

Thanks for your advise.

Scenestealer wrote on 4/15/2019, 1:43 AM

Hi

That 6 core would be great for rendering

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.

 

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wongck wrote on 4/15/2019, 6:58 AM

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.

Scenestealer wrote on 4/15/2019, 5:39 PM

Maybe it has something to do with whether the software is optimised to utilise more than 4 cores?

I have no experience with AMD but it would be hard to imagine a Ryzen with 16 Cores would be 4x faster that a quadcore.

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