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DVC3D Upgrades to AMD Ryzen Workstation

Posted on
October 2, 2020

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

The Projects

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)

Lamborghini Rendered in Autodesk VRED 2021 - 40min
iPhone 11 Rendered in MODO 902 - 10min
Asus Motherboard Rendered in Maxwell Render V2 - 3hrs
Computer Desk Rendered in Maxwell Render V3 - 20hrs+

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.

Posted on
October 2, 2020