Intel Dual Core Performance Preview Part I: First Encounterby Anand Lal Shimpi on April 4, 2005 2:44 PM EST
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3D Rendering Performance
3ds max 7 is quite well known for its multithreaded nature, so it made the perfect test for this preview.
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...