I am a beginner but getting more and more into 3D with Blender.
Currently I run Blender on the same quite old laptop with integrated video (Celeron B820, 4Gb RAM) which I use for my every day need. So even doing relatively simple stuff sometimes become painful due to freezes and slow rendering.
As I really like to develop my skills I want to build new computer more suitable for 3D. For this build I am lean towards AMD, from what I have read nowadays it provides better value for money than Intel.
I am from Ukraine and unfortunately, have quite limited budget — around €1500. I realize that I can’t build something really performant, but maybe you can suggest specs at least acceptable as a starting point?
He has enough money for a laptop or assembled desktop with a 3060 or 3070.
That is the trick you can buy RTX at retail prices (edit: by retail i mean msrp or below) , if you buy a whole system(laptop or desktop) and choose well.
A RTX 3060 render the BMW scene in 12 seconds. The 5700G will probably render it in 2m50s or so making a comparison that a 5800H renders in 3m06 sec. The Classroom scene renders in about 25 seconds.
That would be an option if he lived somewhere that had a good prebuilt for a decent price. They live in Ukraine though. There might not be a good prebuilt option. Even with a prebuilt option retail prices of 3rd party are way above the $500 RTX 3070 or $700 RTX 3080 founder edition retail prices. Though, with the way video card prices are going the $500 RTX 3070 or $700 RTX 3080 might never exist again. Nvidia seems to be phasing them out for a ti model that cost more while phasing out production all together.