3D Rendering

3dsmax 5.1
WorldBench includes two 3dsmax benchmarks using version 5.1 of the popular 3D rendering and animation package: a DirectX and an OpenGL benchmark.

Discreet 3ds Max 5.1 (OpenGL)


Discreet 3ds Max 5.1 (DirectX)


3dsmax 6
For the next 3dsmax test, we used version 6 of the program and ran the SPECapc rendering tests to truly stress these CPUs. Since there's not much new to report here, we're only going to report the Rendering Composite score.

Discreet 3ds max 6 (OpenGL) - SPECapc Rendering Composite


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  • cryptonomicon - Monday, June 27, 2005 - link

    what a beast Reply
  • saratoga - Monday, June 27, 2005 - link

    The 533 vs. 400 would make an interesting benchmark. Given the availability of relatively low latency 533 (or at least 500), it might be worthwhile for people who must have the best performance (most FX buyers I'd guess). Reply
  • dougSF30 - Monday, June 27, 2005 - link

    > Who is being realistic here?

    Hello? As you said *in your own post*, anyone splashing out $1000 for an FX-57 can afford to buy top-end memory for it.

    Otherwise, what's the point? DDR-333 is really cheap these days, maybe they should test with that?
    Reply
  • Viditor - Monday, June 27, 2005 - link

    I have a feeling that the mobo AT used was a poor choice...
    I have checked all of the other reviews I could find, and every one of them that overclocked was able to be stable at 3.0 GHz on air...
    Reply
  • Goi - Monday, June 27, 2005 - link

    I would've liked a bit more analysis rather than just describing the tests and displaying the results. I notice that this has become more or less an AT template in reviews, with little analysis and a lot of data. I think a bit more analysis on interesting points would be helpful. For example, the 200MHz bump from the FX-55 to the FX-57 causes disproportionate performance increases in certain benchmarks. An detailed analysis on why(going from the 130nm hammer core to the 90nm Venice core with improved memory controller for example) would be helpful I think. There's just too much numbers and not enough analysis IMHO. Reply
  • Viditor - Monday, June 27, 2005 - link

    blckgrffn - I understand your point, but this is a Dream Machine chip anyway, so we should definately see it at it's best (latest mobo, DDR533 LL, etc...).
    JMHO
    Reply
  • miketheidiot - Monday, June 27, 2005 - link

    this new memory controller has me thinking ddr2.... Reply
  • blckgrffn - Monday, June 27, 2005 - link

    For those of you who want DDR500 etc included, I don't think that you understand how/why these articles are written. I can appreciate that you want the whole platform to be about the best performance, but then we would lose all sense of just how much better this CPU is compared to the old ones.

    So, LL DDR500 performs awesome. Great. I suppose if you are buying a $1000 processor you will probably drop $250 on a gig of ram. Super. But for the rest of us, getting ram that runs 2-2-2-10 is hard enough, let alone trying for that super duper ram that runs in how many mobos due to voltage requirements? One or two? Who is being realistic here?
    Reply
  • suryad - Monday, June 27, 2005 - link

    Looks like if AMD had some sort of HT scheme like Intel did...there would be no benchmark where the Intel would be ahead...but I am most impressed that AMD has now taken over the domain of multimedia and encoding and so on from Intel...cant wait for 3 ghz multicore FX procs! Reply
  • dougSF30 - Monday, June 27, 2005 - link

    Dear Lord! Low latency DDR-500 or DDR-533 will peform better than low latency DDR-400! Reply

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