Cascade Lake Effect: A Performance Look At Intel’s Core i9-10980XE

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by Rob Williams on November 25, 2019 in Processors

We’ve reached the third generation of eighteen core desktop processors from Intel, with the launch of the new Core X-series, and its flagship Core i9-10980XE. Even with a bump to the max Turbo clock, and an increase of officially supported memory speed and total density, the most notable thing about Intel’s latest flagship is actually something else: its sub-$1,000 price tag.

Page 5 – Rendering: Arnold, Blender, KeyShot, V-Ray Next

There are few things we find quite as satisfying as rendering: seeing a bunch of assets thrown into a viewport that turn into a beautiful scene. Rendering also happens to be one of the best possible examples of what can take advantage of as much PC hardware as you can throw at it. This is true both for CPUs and GPUs.

On this page and next, we’re tackling many different renderers, because not all renderers behave the same way. That will be proven in a few cases. If you don’t see a renderer that applies to you, it could to some degree in the future, should you decide to make a move to a different design suite or renderer. An example: V-Ray supports more than just 3ds Max; it also supports Cinema 4D, Maya, Rhino, SketchUp, and Houdini.

Autodesk Arnold

Autodesk Arnold in Maya 2019
Autodesk Arnold CPU Render Performance - Jaguar E-Type Scene (Intel Core i9-10980XE)
Autodesk Arnold CPU Render Performance - Sophie Scene (Intel Core i9-10980XE)

Blender – CPU

Blender 2.8
Blender 2.80 Cycles CPU Render Performance - BMW (Intel Core i9-10980XE)
Blender 2.80 Cycles CPU Render Performance - Classroom (Intel Core i9-10980XE)

Blender – CPU + GPU

Blender 2.80 Cycles CPU+GPU Render Performance - BMW (Intel Core i9-10980XE)
Blender 2.80 Cycles CPU+GPU Render Performance - Classroom (Intel Core i9-10980XE)

KeyShot

KeyShot 9

Luxion KeyShot 9 - Character Render 1 Performance (Intel Core i9-10980XE)

Luxion KeyShot 9 - Room Render 1 Performance (Intel Core i9-10980XE)

Chaos Group V-Ray Next – CPU

Chaos Group V-Ray in Autodesk 3ds Max 2019
Chaos Group V-Ray - Flowers CPU Render Performance (Intel Core i9-10980XE)
Chaos Group V-Ray - Teaset CPU Render Performance (Intel Core i9-10980XE)

Chaos Group V-Ray Next – CPU + GPU

Chaos Group V-Ray - Flowers CPU+GPU Render Performance (Intel Core i9-10980XE)
Chaos Group V-Ray - Teaset CPU+GPU Render Performance (Intel Core i9-10980XE)

V-Ray Next Benchmark

Chaos Group V-Ray Next Benchmark - CPU Render Score (Intel Core i9-10980XE)
Chaos Group V-Ray Next Benchmark - CPU+GPU Render Score (Intel Core i9-10980XE)

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Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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