11 months ago
I’m moving away from my Apple iMac Pro and having a hard time deciding between AMD and Intel.
I mostly work in Adobe After Effects, but also C4D, Maya, ToonBoom Harmony, etc.
I’ve actually ordered the Threadripper 2990WX with an ASRock Professional Gamer motherboard, but since ordering I’ve been looking into how I’m going to connect my external Thunderbolt 2 drives into this new PC, and it’s not looking good. I’ve learned that Thunderbolt and AMD don’t play nice together, and so I’ve wondered if I should reconsider this Threadripper and go Intel.
I have a 1080 Ti Hybrid card that I plan on using in the new PC. I also have a few 1080 cards in the studio that I could drop in there if needed for heavy C4D renders (though I wonder if I’ll have problems mixing cards?... I guess that’s a different topic)
If I go Intel, what’s a compatible cpu? I’ve also read a few articles about the many cores being overkill and not many apps being able to use them, so would I be better with fewer cores and a higher clock speed? Again, I’m mostly interested in this computer running like a champ with Adobe After Effects.
I have a big 24TB G-Speed Studio R drive that only have Thunderbolt 2 connections on the back, and I’d like to continue using it if possible, so I’m wondering if I really should avoid AMD for now.
Thanks for any advice!