View Full Version : amd fx 8 core vs e3 xeon quad core

03-03-2013, 05:25 PM
Im buying a cheap second system just to render, ive been interested in the amd fx 8 core cpus. My reasons being that its cheap and it has 8 cores. My question is if the amd fx runs shot faster than an e3 xeon? (Thats my first systems cpu)

03-04-2013, 06:08 PM
Why not just add an nvidia GTX 580 or 680 into your existing system? surely that will be about the same price as a new processor and it will be about 6x faster than the CPU...

03-04-2013, 09:07 PM
we actually have a 560 ti lying around that ill hook up to the amd, the reason being is I do solidworks drawings that have to show realview, so i have a quadro 2k paired w/ the xeon. the big issue is that the higher ups dont want me just sitting around waiting for the renderings to finish. So I guess my question is if the xeon will run faster with the 560 than the amd with the 560?

03-04-2013, 10:29 PM
In Hybrid, i think you'll have a hard time noticing a major difference. You'll probably get 10-15% better times off the AMD. (i'm just making educated guess BTW...no good way to tell until you try it)