Rather incomparable. A € 1K CPU versus a € 4.5K CPU, of which you would require two in a dual CPU configuration, so € 1K versus € 9K, not counting the cost of mobo and other components.
Add the software limitation of Adobe software that can not handle processor banks and thus will only use 64 logical cores maximum (36 in the case of the 2699v3) and the conclusion is rather obvious. Until Adobe solves this severe software limitation, a dual 2699v3 is a complete waste of money. Adobe should look very seriously at competitors and other software companies that do support processor banks, like 4D.
I was not looking at a dual. Simply which processor would perform better. Thanks ROman
They are definitely different beasts - one is faster, the other has more cores. So, bottom line, it depends!
If I had my choice for single CPU:
- 5960x overclocked to 4.4 or 4.5 GHz - 1st place (way less $$$ too)
- e5-2687w v3 - 10 cores, more cores than the 5960x, and still plenty fast - 2nd place
- e5-2699 v3 - 18 cores, slower clock speed; best "render power" for some workflows, but base speed of 2.3 GHz is rather limiting for GPU and/or single CPU workflows - 3rd place (and most expensive by FAR)
Let me rephrase the question without the cost factor. I have a choice for a gift. One is 5960x the other is 2699v3 18 core. Using Ppro cc and AE. Which one doe I take. Thanks Roman
Take the 2699v3, sell it, buy a 5960x and keep the leftover $4000.
If you add still more rules and MUST build a PC and use one or the other, then take the 5960x (if you will overclock it), or take the 2699v3 if overclocking is not a possibility.