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Old 04-09-2009, 11:22 PM   #31
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So bought my computer today... really excited to get it. Only real difference from above is I'm going to get an OCZ Agility 120GB SSD instead of the intel one, cause they're still not available, and the agility was at a quite good price (relatively speaking)...

So goodbye single core... goodbye DDR... goodbye slow boot and app loading... goodbye viewport lag :attn:
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:32 AM   #32
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thats cool let us know how the render times are in maya 64bit as compared to the x86
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:05 PM   #33
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Sure... well it won't be a fair comparison though, cause my system is so much better.
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I'm curious... Using Mental Ray, there was a reported problem with the i7's, when they first came out, dropping to one core while rendering. I wonder if this has been fixed with the new generation.
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Old 13-09-2009, 11:57 PM   #35
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I sure hope that's been fixed... I'll let you know when it arrives.
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So I've had my new system for a couple weeks now, and really happy with everything so far. Maya x64 runs great on Windows 7 x64, starts in ~8 sec with a SSD after it's been cached (6GB RAM). No issues with the viewport and very smooth (only really tried it with ~100,000 polys so far though).

Mental ray renders fast (which is very subject, I know) though not blazingly instananeous (may try OCing someday when I really need more power). All 8 virtual cores shoot up to 100%, so no problems with the i7s.

This is just to give people info on how a certain config runs maya, not to brag, cause I'm sure lots of people have way better systems than me :p
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I'm guessing that the i7's aren't as fast as 8 true cores correct?
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That's correct. But for multi-threading apps, I believe 8 virtual cores are better than 4 physical cores.
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