I’m planning to build a computer around Intel CPU and I would like to know what CPU would be the fastest for Cycles?
What I’m specifically interested in is the best ratio between the performance and number of threads.
Reportedly Renderman works best with 4 core processors. When you render on processors with more then 4 cores it’s of course faster but the speed up is not linear as expected.
I wonder if same thing can happen with Cycles. According to this article (http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Processors/AMD-FX-Processor-Review-Can-Bulldozer-Unearth-AMD-Victory/Render-Tests … it’s pretty old though) it’s happening with blender internal on some processors but I was not able to find any recent CPU benchmark of this type for Cycles