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1 minute ago, codeking04_ said:

recommend a the best cpu for a workstation

What kind of workstation?

What software are you planning on using?

What kind of budget are you considering? 

Do you have any prejudice about Intel vs AMD? 

If you can answer those, we will be able to give you a much better recommendation. :)


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Gonna need to specify what kind of workstation 


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Just now, NunoLava1998 said:

pentium 4 1.7ghz

I'm gone for a week and this is the reason I missed this forum. 


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12 minutes ago, codeking04_ said:

recommend a the best cpu for a workstation

We're gonna need more info than that. The answer could be anything from Athlon 200 GE to i7-9700 to Threadripper 2950X depending on workload.


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1 minute ago, aisle9 said:

We're gonna need more info than that. The answer could be anything from Athlon 200 GE to i7-9700 to Threadripper 2950X depending on workload.

I dunno man, I think @NunoLava1998 nailed it


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13 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

pentium 4 1.7ghz

I'm actually in the process of returning my 9700k for the Pentium.

 

OP, don't make the mistake I did, just get the Pentium while you're ahead. 


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12 minutes ago, Slottr said:

I dunno man, I think @NunoLava1998 nailed it

Yeah, for trolls maybe, but for those of us actually trying to help, some additional info would be nice.


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1 minute ago, aisle9 said:

Yeah, for trolls maybe, but for those of us actually trying to help, some additional info would be nice.

It's interesting that you think he's the troll.


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19 minutes ago, remus243 said:

It's interesting that you think he's the troll.

Better think that his trolling, because the over way to look at it is, like there is a big problem...


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The best CPU for a workstation is the one you can afford and that will allow you to profit from it.

 

My workstations did 3D. When I did CPU rendering, the more cores the better. In the old days that meant using multiple computers to get multiple cores. The amount of cores depends on the revenue the computer can create. For the type of 3D work I did my budget has been around $3000. I usually used 2 $1500 computers because if one went down I could miss a deadline and lose a customer. 

 

So my main workstation in 1993 cost about $1500(486 50hz) and my workstation in 2016(the last time I built a workstation) cost around $1500 dollars(i7 6700k).   

If I was building 2 workstations today I would probably go with a R7 2700x.  If I was was building one I would probably go with a 12 core TreadRipper (2920X).

 

Other disciplines need different setups and that I know nothing about. 

 

 

 

 


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