As I am planning on upgrading my system, I think there are a few givens: 1. As much RAM as possible. 2. SSD hard drive with lots of storage. 3. Highest end video card possible that will handle at least 3 monitors,. But now to the CPU. Below is an excerpt from an online source (https://www.cgdirect...ng/#tierBuilds):
"The most interesting thing you’ll come across when looking for a Computer or Workstation for 3D Modeling and Rendering is that 3D Modeling and (CPU) Rendering are two very different workloads. Each of them uses the Hardware of your Computer in very different ways! CPU Rendering uses all cores of your CPU, 100% of the time while rendering. This means if you’re using your Workstation just for 3D Rendering Images and Animations, or encoding Videos for that matter, you would be looking for a Computer with a CPU, that has as many cores as possible. Even if these cores are clocked relatively low. This is because the render engine assigns a so-called “bucket” to each core in your CPU. Each individual core will render its bucket and then get a new bucket once it’s finished rendering the previous one.
Contrary to rendering, 3D modeling is an active working process. You sit in front of your computer and interact with one of the many 3D Softwares of your choice. Actively using Software utilizes the Hardware it is running on in entirely different ways. Your computer has to go through some heavy calculations to process all this, but the key here is that these calculations are mainly done on just a single CPU Core. Why? Because the Scene is built according to a certain hierarchy. A CPU has to work its way through this hierarchy step by step. It can’t skip or off-load certain steps to other cores, because most of the steps depend on each other! It means, quite frankly, that having lots of CPU-Cores will do nothing towards speeding up your modeling and does not usually make your Viewport faster. Long explanation short: For Modeling and actively working in your 3D Scene, you would need to get a CPU that has the highest Clock Speed possible. It doesn’t matter if it only has a few Cores, as most of these Cores won’t be used for modeling. "
So the question is which one is Softplan? Thanks.