I have been building some benchmarks lately to determine where and if performance scale is relative to pure clockspeed vs cores.
My experience so far is showing that dedicated workstation components are yiedling minimal gains over consumer grade hardware. I.E. XEON vs i7 or QUADRO vs GTX.
This is my current build and I am seeing some decent render times through each step.
CPU: i7 4790k
Ram: 16gb DDR3 PC1600
HDD: 850 EVO 512 GB (OS) and 3TB 10k RPM HDD’s (Storage)
Motherboard: ASUS Sabre tooth x99
GPU: EVGA GTX 980TI superclocked
I am toying around with a couple of other component options to see if and where we can optimize and possibly halve our times by enabling SLI components or dual CPU solutions. So far, my conclusions draw me to the answer being no and that dedicated single component systems far exceed the money invested.
Mind you, the overclocking per component is roughly 30% over stock speeds. However, only gives me roughly 10% extra time increase.
Has anyone come across the same datapoints or similar results?