Best CPU for rendering projects you should know

Why Is the Specification of a CPU Important in a Rendering Project?

If you are reading this post, then, I am sure you want to know how CPU performs for your rendering projects or perhaps you want to use rendering services from a render farm and you are trying to identify which farm has the best CPU to produce high-quality renderings.

That is why we have taken out time to provide you with knowledge of how powerful are the CPUs we use on our servers at Render Boost. First and foremost, the CPUs we use are manufactured by a top tech giant that has been in the game for several decades – it is no other company than Intel.

Considering the rendering industry that we serve at Render Boost, we will be out of business if we do not meet necessary client’s rendering demands; these requirements include speeding up rendering projects, saving time when rendering projects, as well as delivering quality rendering output. These reasons are why at Render Boost we make use of only the latest systems on our Render Farm.

Before choosing the CPU to use, our rendering team have studied and tried them out on several operating software and render engines, and have decided to go with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2699 V4. This CPU has surpassed all benchmarks when tested on both single-core and multi-core processing.

Below is a comparison of this CPU with respect to different industry criteria.


An Overview of the Intel Xeon Processor E5-2699 V4

The Intel Xeon processor E5-2699 V4 has maintained a respectable performance rating irrespective of where it has been used. Whether you want to use it on an individual server, on a network of computers, cloud systems, its efficiency and performance are unbeatable. It has also maintained a great reputation when it comes to tackling workloads, as well as making it possible for a wide range of tech companies to provide an efficient virtualization and quality protection

This processor is purposely built for two-socket servers and can accommodate over 20% more cores and cache when compared to its predecessors. It also allows the inclusion of faster memories, and usually comes with integrated technologies that boost its capabilities.

The Intel Xeon Processors E5-2600 V4 family comes in different specifications – this includes variations such as core counts, frequencies, as well as power levels that can produce a maximum performance with respect to different workload settings.

Besides that, one major factor that has made the Intel Xeon processor E5-2699 V4 to gain global recognition in different industries is the many advantages that it has brought. Its performance can boost the pedigree of businesses, cloud service companies, etc.

Here we determined the speed test and rendering time used on the Vray rendering engine by chaos group;

Official V-RAY Benchmark

Rank Time Hardware Benchmarks
1 00:21.614 AMD EPYC 7501 32-Core Processor x128 1
2 00:24.194 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2699 v4 @ 2.20GHz x88, Quadro M4000 8192MB 1
3 00:24.795 x88, GeForce GTX 1080 8192MB 1
4 00:24.842 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2679 v4 @ 2.50GHz x80 1
5 00:24.863 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2679 v4 @ 2.50GHz x80, GeForce GTX 1080 8192MB 1


Using Corona Rendering, Corona test the speed and rendering time.

Official Corona Benchmark

# Render time Rays/s Name CPU OS Freq. [GHz] Cores Memory [GB] Date
1 00:00:31.21 15,570,200 ADVenture… Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2699 v4 @ 2.20GHz (×2) Win 2.6 44 / 88 128 2017-09-21
2 00:00:31.79 15,286,600 HP DL980… Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E7- 4870 @ 2.40GHz (×8) Win 2.5 80 / 160 256 2017-09-13
3 00:00:33.68 14,430,000 aly01 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-4669 v4 @ 2.20GHz (×2) Win 2.48 44 / 88 64 2017-07-10
4 00:00:41.90 11,599,100 bsfranza Genuine Intel(R) CPU 0000 @ 2.10GHz (×2) Win 44 / 88 128 2016-12-29
5 00:00:37.72 12,883,300 ztix Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2673 v4 @ 2.30GHz (×2) Win 2.34 40 / 80 64 2017-03-13


Testing this processor on a single- and multi-core engines we recorded the following benchmarks;


Multi-Core Benchmark

Processor Score
Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4 3.0 GHz (12 cores) 28388
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 2.2 GHz (22 cores) 24396
Intel Xeon E5-2658 v4 2.3 GHz (14 cores) 22713
Intel Core i7-5775C 3.3 GHz (4 cores) 15682
Intel Xeon E5-2637 v4 3.5 GHz (4 cores) 15156


Single-Core Benchmark

Processor Score
Intel Core i5-5287U  2.9 GHz (2 cores) 3618
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4  2.2 GHz (22 cores) 3443
Intel Core i7-5600U  2.6 GHz (2 cores) 3403
Intel Core i7-5650U  2.2 GHz (2 cores) 3349
Intel Core i5-5257U  2.7 GHz (2 cores) 3308


From the results above, it is clear to say that the Intel Xeon processor E5-2699 v4 is an excellent CPU for rendering projects.

As one of the leading rendering farms out there, we at Render Boost knows that quality rendering is closely related to high-end technologies such as robust processors. And to give our users the best efficiency, we make sure to keep up with the trend by using up-to-date technologies on our servers.

More so, at Render Boost we update and maintain perfect computing gears to give you an industry-leading rendering farm with excellent rendering software’s, power and budget-friendly pricing.

But in the rendering farm market, it is not all about hardware power, it is also about providing excellent customer service, client satisfaction as well as giving customers quality rendering outputs.

With confidence, Render Boost has all these criteria under its belts; a rendering farm with amazing software and hardware put together to give you one of the best rendering experience.

In a later post, we will be examining the performance of this processor on the KeyShot Render software. This post will show you how powerful this CPU performs when running on KeyShot. And we will also show you that this processor can drastically increase the rendering efficiency of KeyShot software by over 20%.


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