9 Replies Latest reply on Oct 9, 2010 8:42 AM by JCschild

    How much speed will be gained from CPU increase.


      I am building a new windows based PC. I have already chosen to get a Quadro FX card (not sure which one yet) so I can take advantage of the MPE and plenty of RAM (16 GB or more) and 6TB of 7200 RPM HDDs. My question is how much rendering and encoding speed will I gain from two 4 core processors vs one 6 core processor. I understand that MPE support will make a huge difference in speed but I would rather not dump a bunch of money in CPU increase if it is only going to make a small difference. If I will only get a 10% increase in render/encoding speed if I bump from a single 6 core to two 4 core chips then it is not worth it.