1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 28, 2016 12:49 PM by Szalam

    CPU , GPU for AE/Premiere/C4D - help needed

    parthibaraj

      Newbie to animation, with lot of questions on figuring out my work station.I have compiled all my questions.Please help. I am building this PC for a research institute, and I am going to be the only animator at least for few years. Since

       

       

      I am quite new to animation. I think a 6700k setup will suffice for 2 years to come, till I develop skills that requires even more a high end work station.

      My usage:

      - Cinema 4D

      - After effects

      - Premiere pro

      - rendering in all 3 above. I am looking for a CPU & GPU, which is equally good in all 3 softwares above.

      - Zero gaming

      - not done overclocking so far. No plans as of now. I have not ruled out it though. I will take a call based on the discussion.

       

       

      - GTX 970 Is what I have planned for GPU.  GTX 970 / 1060 6 GB of same price, whereas 980Ti and  1070 are twice the price.  I want my GPU to be able to handle GPU render software, in case If I opt to go for it. For my usage I dont think

       

       

      SLI will ever come to consideration for 2 years, or is it so?

      - Will usage of SSD be of any help to reduce render times? If not what is the usage of SSD, apart from quick boot of OS?

      - Thinking of going for a 32 GB RAM on a 64GB motherboard.So that if needed I can increase it later on. Is it ok, if I use only 2 RAM slots for 32 GB RAM? Will it be properly utilized by the softwares and processor?

      My understanding C4D uses CPU for rendering and GPU for viewport performance.

      I read in CGdirector website that,

        "Many Cinema 4D features like deformers, generators, cloners, are calculated on the processor using only a single-core. This is where you will want the fastest possible single-core speed. The Intel 4790K and 6700K both have 4 GHz and 

       

       

      some more Turbo GHz to make the viewport as fast as currently possible."

      - Is this line true? In that case should I go for a

               1) i7 6700k , inclined more towards this one, price wise and also performance wise it is same as above in most cases.

              2) 3.3 Ghz, 6 core,15MB cache 12 thread i7 -5820k  - bit costlier setup than  i7 6700k. Is it worth it?

              3) Or Xeon E5-2670 16 core/32 thread setup.Is it really worth getting this setup? I have to catch someone from my friends who is coming from USA to India, which is possible. My point is like will the performance better than i7

       

       

      6700k for all 3 softwares?

       

       

      In what other scenarios having more threads useful for Cinema 4D/AE/Premiere pro?

      Say after 2 years, I need a upgrade in my Processor, which socket is future proof now LGA 2011 v3 or LGA 1151?

      I am already having a i5-4460 /16 GB RAM/ set up, which I can use for team render in C4D along with 6700k.

        • 1. Re: CPU , GPU for AE/Premiere/C4D - help needed
          Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          parthibaraj wrote:

           

          For my usage I dont think SLI will ever come to consideration for 2 years, or is it so? a

          SLI is not something you need to get.

           

          parthibaraj wrote:

           

          - Will usage of SSD be of any help to reduce render times? If not what is the usage of SSD, apart from quick boot of OS?

          After Effects makes great use of a cache. An ideal AE hard drive setup is an SSD for your OS and programs (for fast boot and program loading), an SSD dedicated to AE's cache, and a large hard drive to store footage.

          Premiere is similar in that it uses scratch disks. On my main freelance workstation, I have an SSD that's just there for Premiere and AE to use for cache/scratch disks.

           

          parthibaraj wrote:

           

          My understanding C4D uses CPU for rendering and GPU for viewport performance.

          I read in CGdirector website that,

          "Many Cinema 4D features like deformers, generators, cloners, are calculated on the processor using only a single-core. This is where you will want the fastest possible single-core speed. The Intel 4790K and 6700K both have 4 GHz and

           

           

          some more Turbo GHz to make the viewport as fast as currently possible."

          - Is this line true?

          Yes. Although, in R16, MAXON introduced a new core into Cinema 4D that they are planning to build on in the future. More and more things in Cinema 4D are starting to be multithreaded. However, when it comes to rendering a Cinema 4D scene, it will use every bit of horsepower your machine has across all of its cores.

           

          There is no reason to get a Xeon processor unless you are getting TWO Xeon processors. An equivalent i7 will be faster for much less money.