Researching what Processor (CPU) is best for 3D rendering and especially, what CPU has the best Performance / Dollar ($) ratio, is something you will want to do before building a new Computer, Workstation, Rendernode or even a Renderfarm.
3ds max, Maya, Cinema 4D, Blender and many other 3D Software packages have in-built and external CPU Render Engines that all rely on maximum CPU multi Core Performance.
Since there are so many different CPU types concerning clock-speeds, core-count, hyperthreading and brand, it can be difficult to select the right platform to go with. AMD Ryzen, Threadripper, Intel i5, i7,i9 XEON, Pentium, some Multi-Cored, some Multi-Threaded.
In the End it all comes down to raw CPU rendering performance, that I will be measuring with Cinebench R15, the currently leading Benchmarking Software for CPU Rendering Performance.
This is why I have generated a Performance/Dollar ($) Table that you can sort to your liking and will show you the best CPU for the Money:Continue Reading