3D Rendering Performance using 3dsmax 7 & CineBench 9.5

General Performance - 3D Rendering

If there's one area where multi-core processors are almost guaranteed to shine relative to single core and even dual core processors, 3D rendering applications are it. 3D Studio Max shows a 75% performance increase relative to dual core processors, the multi-core Cinebench test shows about a 63% improvement.

General Performance - 3D Rendering

General Performance - 3D Rendering

Application Performance using Winstone 2004 Encoding Performance using DivX 6.1, WME9, Quicktime (H.264) & iTunes
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  • PrinceGaz - Thursday, November 2, 2006 - link

    What do you mean it is "a insanely round-about way of measuring power draw"? Can you come up with a better one that doesn't involve cutting tracks on mobos to read the current being passed through them? Or a method which would work equally well with very soon to be released G80 graphics-core which is reputed to dissipate rather a lot of heat (clamp the water-block on that G80 and we'll soon see how much heat it really puts out).

    If you can come up with a simpler and better method of determining the power usage of CPUs and other devices, feel free to divulge the details here because their current method of measuring at the AC power-outlet is woefully inadequate, and I think a water-block heat-transfer system is not only a simple but quite accurate way of measuring power use, but one that can be applied to both CPUs and GPUs.
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  • autoboy - Thursday, November 2, 2006 - link

    Wow, all you guys have really weird methods of measuring power draw. Nearly all the power for modern processors comes through the 12V Aux power connector. You can measure the current and voltage here and you will get the power consumption of the processor. However, the efficiency of the VRM can skew the results slightly. Reply
  • Gigahertz19 - Thursday, November 2, 2006 - link

    quote:

    It's tough to tell a Kentsfield apart from a Conroe; although it sounds like a lot, 582 million transistors don't really feel any heavier than only 291 million (and it won't even sound like a lot after another week).


    Ah I like the little hint on the transitor count for Nividia's G80 when they release next week. Can't wait till Nvidia's G80 is released and we get some benchies :)
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  • fikimiki - Thursday, November 2, 2006 - link

    Looking at pure encoding performance we can expect only 40-50% increase.
    It is very,very bad.
    Why don't you compare this CPU with Dual-Core Opteron platform?
    Without better cache management this CPU is only for benchmarks same as 4x4 it's with crazy pricing.
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  • defter - Thursday, November 2, 2006 - link

    quote:

    Why don't you compare this CPU with Dual-Core Opteron platform?


    Why compare cheaper single-socket platform with more expensive dual-socket platform?

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    Without better cache management this CPU is only for benchmarks same as 4x4 it's with crazy pricing.


    Are you kidding? Kentsfield PC will be cheaper than 4x4 PC, if Kentsfield will achieve same level of performance, then it will have better price/performance ratio.
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  • lopri - Thursday, November 2, 2006 - link

    Damn.. I can't get over how gigantic those dice look together. Reply
  • msva124 - Thursday, November 2, 2006 - link

    Is the article fully uploaded yet? I got some 404s as I was reading through it. Reply
  • xFlankerx - Thursday, November 2, 2006 - link

    Fine for me now. NIce stuff too, as has come to be expected from AT. Reply
  • Chuske - Monday, December 25, 2017 - link

    I come from the FUTURE !! In very late 2017, beggining of 2018, quad core CPUs are still very much in use .. even QX6700 and people favourite Q6600 (10$ now) held pretty well, for 11 yo cpus .. Reply

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