Workstations are by far the most powerful solution for running today’s most demanding 3D and rendering software. Competition between Intel and AMD has pushed the envelope of core count and clock speed within the last few years. Once reserved for the budgets of large companies, workstations can now be built or bought by enthusiasts and content creators alike while still maintaining a reasonable budget.
AMD 8 core, 16 thread Workstation
This is a great entry-level workstation and features an AMD Ryzen 2700X CPU with 8 cores and 16 threads for light to medium multitasking and rendering. It also features 16 GB of RAM, a 1 TB mechanical hard drive, a 256 GB solid state drive for fast application loading, and an RTX 2070 graphics card. We recommend this computer for someone with a modest budget that needs the ability to model and render with 3D applications.
Intel 8 core, 16 thread Workstation
This is another great entry-level computer featuring an Intel i9 9900K CPU with 8 cores and 16 threads. Also on board are 16 GB of RAM, 1 TB of solid state storage, and an RTX 2070 graphics card. If you prefer Intel instead of AMD then this is probably the computer you want to consider for light to medium multitasking and rendering.
AMD 16 core, 32 thread Workstation
This workstation features an AMD Threadripper 1950X 16 core, 32 thread CPU for heavy multitasking. While not the top prosumer CPU available from AMD, this CPU offers an amazing bang-for-buck value. Also included in this workstation is 32 GB of RAM, 4.5 TB of total storage, and an RTX 2080 Ti graphics card. One of our team members built a computer similar to this and they love it.
Intel 18 core, 36 thread Workstation
This workstation features an Intel i9 9980XE 18 core, 36 thread CPU for fast rendering. This CPU is currently the best prosumer CPU available from Intel. This workstation also features 128 GB of RAM, 7 TB of total storage, as well as an RTX 2080 Ti graphics card — all in a beautiful case. If you want one of the best workstations currently available that will be relevant well into the future, this is it. No wonder the vCRASH Team uses the same hardware as this workstation.