Dreamworks Animation Studios signs three year deal with AMD.


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 15, 2005

Not sure if this has been posted already, if it was then i apologize.

I find this very interesting. I wonder what made them choose AMD over Intel (even though I would prefer AMD). It seems these studios are trading in their RISC set-ups for less proprietary, "off the shelf" set-ups; Pixar uses Linux on their blade servers, Industrial Light and Magic uses Dell desktops as their workstations and a AMD Athlon based render farm. Do you guys think any studio will ever choose Apple for their render farm needs?


macrumors Core
Jan 6, 2004
well i think that the reason that Pixar went with Intel is because most rendering farms are on the x86 processor, but i think that slowly they are begining to incorporate G5s over at Pixar

i think AMD processors are better than Intels in my opinion.....


macrumors 6502a
Dec 13, 2003
Virginia, USA
Dreamworks needs contracts with some good writers; ones who will write quality stories, as opposed to incessant pop-culture riffs that no one will understand in 3 years.
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