Over the years I’ve upgraded to my 10 years old workstation to its limit. It’s running fine before RTX 3080 ticame out…It makes my workstation (GTX 1080ti + GTX1070) feels like a turtle when rendering Cycles animation.
I remember reading about RTX 3000s also needs a high end modern CPU to take a full advantage of its rendering power. I wonder if I could just add a RTX 3070 Super or higher model to my old Xeon workstation for Cycles rendering?
My workstation specs:
x58 Mobo with 3 PCI Express 2.0 x 16, one slot left
Xeon W3680 OC 4.3Ghz
GTX 1080 Ti (liquid cool) + GTX 1070