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Re: 8 core or 12 core?

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Erik Lindahl
Re: 8 core or 12 core?
on Feb 5, 2014 at 11:07:06 pm

We went with an 8-core system. Better bang for the buck, in theory faster in many situations. At single threaded apps the 8-core will be much faster, where if 11 or more core are used in the 12-core machine it should have an edge but below that probably not. Primarily that means 3D and possibly video transcoding, but most tasks don't scale that well sadly.

If we need more power we'll add a secondary 6- or 8-core system. Being able to completely offload work has its benefits.

For certain tasks the 12-core will rule. RED RAW on the CPU for example. But RED will have proper OpenCL acceleration in their SDK soon. My guess in NAB.

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