Sunday, April 16, 2017

Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3 in Ringil workstation

My new workstation Ringil, created based on engineering samples Xeon E5-2683 v3. Some of the components I used from the previous computer and the current characteristics are - 2*Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3, Asus Z10PE-D16 WS, 2*32 GB DDR4 2133 MHz Kingston (KVR21R15D4/32) Reg. ECC 16-15-15-36@1066, SSD Samsung 960 EVO, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Aorus Xtreme Edition 11G‎ (on photo old GTX 680 4G). I plan to install more 64 GB RAM. Briefly, the machine is very different from the desktop, for our CG tasks a very profitable investment considering the price of such processors (~ $350). But as a user who used desktop computers for a long time, it is necessary to get used to the quirks of server-based motherboards, and almost insignificant (about 3-5%) overclocking on the bus of the processors themselves.
Link to the table of comparison some tests using Maya, Arnold, RealFlow, Zbrush and synthetic tests

After BIOS modification and all core turbo on (all cores works on 3GHz)

Arnold rendering (102Mhz*28):

Real power consumption: 
Idle ~300W, Rendering (2.75GHz) ~500W, Rendering and GPU (GTX1080Ti) full load ~750W