3D Rendering Performance

3ds max 7 is quite well known for its multithreaded nature, so it made the perfect test for this preview. 

3D Rendering Performance

3D Rendering Performance

3D Rendering Performance

3D Rendering Performance

With a rendering composite of 2.62, the Pentium Extreme Edition 840 is over 50% faster than the 3.73EE.  Now, we're finally seeing the sorts of gains that have AMD and Intel all excited, but that's only in a single multithreaded application.  Is that all we have to look forward to with dual core? 

Of course not...

Encoding Performance The Real Test - AnandTech’s Multitasking Scenarios
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  • Pandaren - Tuesday, April 5, 2005 - link

    Drat. Double Post. Where's the gaming benchmarks? And are those multitasking scenarios realistic? I don't think I would ever do all that at once. Reply
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  • sideshow23bob - Monday, April 4, 2005 - link

    Additionally, what about throwing in Nero,DC++, azureus, bitcomet, and/or Power DVD. Just progs. that alot of typical college-aged users use(i can verify at least). Great article. Loved the multitasking analysis especially. Reply
  • sideshow23bob - Monday, April 4, 2005 - link

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  • ravedave - Monday, April 4, 2005 - link

    Anand, what about DVDDecrypt and DVDShrink at the same time (as in decrypting one movie, shrinking another)? Dual core could really make ripping faster if you could do both of those at once...

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  • ViRGE - Monday, April 4, 2005 - link

    #44, SETI is a really good idea, not just because of heat but because it'll push the memory/FSB at the same time. If Intel's chips are getting choked, SETI should scream pretty loudly by tanking in performance. Reply
  • nigham - Monday, April 4, 2005 - link

    Thanks, this was a real nice review and its got me all excited. One thing I'd really like to know, though, how does Linux handle dual-core? Does it show the same kind of multi-tasking performance boost that we see on Windows XP? I mostly use Linux for my work and I do a ton of multitasking. Windows I use only for gaming, which as you point out are mostly single threaded applications. Reply
  • gregwjones - Monday, April 4, 2005 - link

    Dual-core benchmarks I'd like to see:

    Two instances of Seti@Home, BOINC version, run on a Pentium D 3.2GHz( dual-core, but no HT )
    compared to Pentium 4 3.2GHz single core with HT.

    Then run four instances of SETI@Home on the Pentium EE ( dual-core with HT ).

    This should generate a lot of heat and put everything at max load.


    I have a Pentium 4 Northwood with HT enabled and run two instances of BOINC Seti@Home while using the system to do everyday tasks.Like web browsing, DVD Decrypt, DVD Shrink. Everything is very responsive because BOINC runs at a very low priority.

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  • dragonballgtz - Monday, April 4, 2005 - link

    Great article! It's a good thing you did not do a review like all of the other sites. With just some benchmarks and a few games.

    As always I can't wait to read more reviews form you Anand. :thumbsup;
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  • shabby - Monday, April 4, 2005 - link

    The multi-tasking numbers are definetly intresting, but any sane person will wait and see what amd has up its sleeve. Reply

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