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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


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


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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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