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Slow render speed only on AMD CPUs , why that happens ?

Question asked by valdo_d on Oct 1, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 2, 2018 by misterj

Hello !


I have my hands on new CPU week ago feed my scene and tested 2990wx with renderman and it's deadly slow .

numbers are just terrifying .. average Intel CPU just easily outperforms 32 cores 


I'm looking all over the internet and it seems that memory bandwidth is an issue , I'm not sure but most likely it's how AMDs new CPU treats and lets data from memory to flow into CPU

thank god I didn't buy that CPU for rendernode month ago and decided to make some research .


So , let's do some math !


1) Take a look at that topic here :


2) I took that from renderman forum , it requires registration access so I saved it to PDF and attached here , it's addressing same issue I'm talking about .


frankly had my eyes also on epyc CPUs , and also hope on upcoming AMD Rome , but if it will continue like that I don't know .  

when someone buys 10k$ dual socket PC he can expects to multiply render speed by factor of 5-10x compared to average cpu


when you're advertising your products and doing that Cinebench 15  tests , they are small , all bench scenes are small , and it flies from RAM to CPU just like in fraction of second but when you're doing (rendering)  heavy content , then it bottlenecks the whole calculation .


Is that really AMDs way to handle memory bandwidth ?


Will Rome CPUs have same issues ? because if it will it means in heavy rendering 2 or 3 average intel CPUs  will outperform 2 dual socket Rome 


I was thinking how to ask long in short, and only this comes to my head


What is going on ?