CPU cores continue to balloon, probably faster than expected due to the renewed level of market competition. Which can only be good news for those for whom “more CPUs” = “faster renders”. I had thought that 8-core would be the next-step for most people, in the next 18 months. But Intel’s i9…
“12-core products will appear as of August 28th. 14-to-18-core kit will go on sale as of September 25th.”
… reports The Register.
Quite a step up from a 4-core PC. Be wary of buying overclocked i9s on snazzy gaming PCs, though, as I read that Vue doesn’t like overclocked CPUs. Possibly other CPU-bound software will encounter the same problems. Best to check that, then, before you splash your $3,000 on a new PC.
Carrara 8 is DAZ Studio's official 'big sister' software.
Carrara loads all DAZ and Poser characters and scenes,
and supports LuxRender for top-quality realistic rendering.