DVC3D Upgrades to AMD Ryzen Workstation
Due to the huge technology leap in home desktop computing over the last 3 years I have finally decided to upgrade my old workstation.
Since the launch of the AMD Ryzen CPU's in 2017 the home desktop user can now acquire multi-core computing power at lower costs making Intel CPU's less favourable to new builds. For several years now I have also noticed GPU rendering becoming more and more popular within today's render engines including the demand of real-time raytracing which is now possible when using the latest RTX architecture found in modern GPU's.
Old Intel Workstation
Here is the specification of my old system when I originally bought it in 2008:
- Intel i7 2600K 3.4GHz Quad Core Processor
- 8GB DDR3 @ 1600MHZ
- Nvidia Geforce 550 GTX 4GB
- 500GB SATA Drive (Windows)
- Corsair 600T Case
Upgrades over the years that followed:
- Upgraded the Memory to 16GB RAM
- Invested in a 250GB SSD for extra speed in 2015
- Replaced the old Nvidia 550 GTX for a Nvidia Geforce 970 GTX in 2016 before the launch of the Geforce 10 series with RTX
Below are a few projects that were completed using the Intel i7 2nd Gen workstation (Render times will vary from one renderer to the other)
New AMD Workstation
The AMD Workstation runs like a dream and hopefully at some point I can get my hands on a GeForce RTX 3080 Graphics Card to replace the old 970 GTX.
- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8GHz 12 Core Processor
- 32GB DDR4 @ 3600 MHZ
- Nvidia Geforce 970 GTX 4GB
- M.2 500GB Western Digital SN750
- 1TB Western Digital SSD
- Corsair - Crystal Series 570x RGB Case
I am looking forward to seeing what I can do with this new workstation.