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HPZ old DUAL Xeon 16 or 24 cores 128ECC ram or newest AMD 3950W 16 cores with non ECC ram (same price more or less)

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Hey guys :)

Never like talking too much about but will you go for an "old" HP Z station DUAL Xeon 16 or 24 cores with ECC ram (128) or go for a single CPU  AMD 3950X 16 cores with no ecc ram and maybe 64 instead of 128? 

Any word on fujitsu pro station?

 

cheers for your feedback

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Vincent Thomas   (VFX and Art since 1998)
Senior Env artist & Lighting & MattePainter & Creative Concepts

 http://fr.linkedin.com/in/vincentthomas

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On one hand, you have a dual config, with same or more cores but(slower single core speed) and xeon tech with ECC ram and on other hand , newest AMD with non ECC ram and different architecture, specs, internal speed... On the daily usage, would one be much better than the other? Thanks

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I would guess the AMD system will be faster at everything, single-threaded and multi-threaded. The Xeons are probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 2.2-2.5GHz base and 3GHz boost, versus the 16-core TR CPUs which can be overclocked to around 4GHz all-core with adequate cooling. And that's setting aside architectural/generational differences and just looking at clock speeds. Also you can use ECC RAM with Threadripper (look at Unbuffered UDIMMs).

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