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Question CPU Choosing for rendering

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If I'm focus on using my CPU for rendering only, should I go for AMD or Intel. I have been using Intel for a while and people keep telling if I'm focus on rendering I should change to AMD. How much is the different in the same price point?
 

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If I'm focus on using my CPU for rendering only, should I go for AMD or Intel. I have been using Intel for a while and people keep telling if I'm focus on rendering I should change to AMD. How much is the different in the same price point?
For rendering? 100% amd. Intel is just not worth it at this point. The only reason to go intel is because you want to squeeze out every drop of fps you can get from a game in which intel wins amd by a small margin in gaming only. The rest, amd wins. This video should give you more info on this topic.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX-ZasDuV28
 
AMD is better, and up until recently, the margin was seriously huge. Even now, Intel lags behind in productivity by quite a bit. However, how specific the difference is cannot be said for sure until you tell us what your budget for the upgrade is. For example, if we consider CPU's around the $500 mark, then Intel offers the 9900K in the sub-500 range, and the 10900K in the slightly above 500 range. AMD offers the Ryzen 9 3900XT and 3900X, both under $500, and they have more cores than both the 9900K and the 10900K. They are not faster in 100% benchmarks, but slightly ahead in most, and slightly behind in a few. Considering value, the 3900X is almost in a different league than the Intel competitors. So I'd wholeheartedly recommend going with AMD regardless of budget, actually.
 

Rdslw

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Its 100% amd.
work related stuff is fully their territory.

it does not matter if you go for budget.
https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-9600KF-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-3600/m772658vs4040
mid:

https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-9700KF-vs-AMD-Ryzen-7-3800X/m710154vs4047
or high:
https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i9-9900KF-vs-AMD-Ryzen-9-3900X/m764533vs4044

if you scroll down to multicore speeds:
Faster OC 64-core speed.
+27%
Trend is like this, especially if you compare similar priced builds.
intel is faster for turbo time (~2 minutes from start) then it downclocks, while amd rides ~99% of its power as long as your pc is not red hot.

There is one very specific place where Intel wins, but you will use it ~2-10% of your time so there is no point.

Unless you work with things that take less than a 2 minutes to render, AMD will be superior.
 
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