4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 25, 2017 4:33 PM by Kevin-Monahan

    CPU for AE and C4D

    Zulkifar Level 3

      Hi guys,


      I'm about to buy a new machine for the office. It's going to be pretty much like this one I have at home which uses CPU i7 6800k  3.4GHz and works good.


      I would like to have an opinion on the CPU: is it better to go for a i7 7700k 4.2GHz? It would be faster with AE but slowlier with C4D, wouldn't it?


      Consider I use 80% AE, 10% Premiere and 10% C4D. What are your reccomendations?



        • 1. Re: CPU for AE and C4D
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Irrelevant. The difference between those two CPUs is around 7 to 10% at most - on paper. Due to how different settings can have a huge influence on 3D rendering, in practice it won't matter whether a frame renders 10 seconds or 11. That's really what it comes down to: Do you want to spend an extra 200 bucks just for so small a speed gain, even more so when you only do 10% 3D? Similar observations could be made for AE - it really won't make much of a difference. It's fractions of a second per frame.



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          • 2. Re: CPU for AE and C4D
            Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            3.4 to 4.2 seems a pretty big jump to me. That's a more than 10% difference between the two unless you are factoring something else into the equation that I'm overlooking.

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            • 3. Re: CPU for AE and C4D
              Zulkifar Level 3

              Actually when I overclocked the 6800k from 3.4 to 4.2 I really did notice a good improvement. I wonder what would it be to have the 7700k overclocked.

              I can't find any useful information in Internet though.

              • 4. Re: CPU for AE and C4D
                Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

                Hi Zulkifar,

                Are you still facing this problem? If not, let us know how you solved it. If so, please let us know so we can assist you further.