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Best CPU for beginner 3D modeling/rendering and animation?
Hello, I’m a beginner but looking to get into 3D modeling, rendering and potentially a bit of animation as well. I plan on trying out Blender as well as ZBrush to start and maybe learning Maya eventually too. I’m currently building a PC and hoping I can make one with these capabilities as well as one I can use for gaming and streaming. I’m looking into shopping for a CPU at the moment and considering the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. Would this be a good choice? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
- Laurence ILv 72 months ago
just read the information at the link below.
- Robert JLv 72 months ago
That's not bad, but faster and more cores would be better still - it depends what you can afford.
Look at the Passmark ratings for any CPU you consider; stick with the Ryzen series but also look at Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 9 ones.
The Ryzen 5 5600X scores 22182
eg. A Ryzen 9 3900 scores 30941, almost 50% faster, for probably about $60 more.
Anything above that, the price goes up faster than the performance.
(And ignore anyone who says you do not need many cores for gaming - I have a 16 core Ryzen 9 3950X and can state as a fact games use them!).
Don't forget you you need a good GPU as well.