Legit Reviews was e-mailed by one of the developers over at POV-Ray
to see if LR could include real-time raytracing in our performance
analysis, and we were more than happy to include the data in our
E-Mail From POV-Ray — I
thought I might ping you about an experimental feature we’ve added to
the POV-Ray SMP beta: real-time raytracing. It’s mostly useful to folks
who have multi-core systems and in fact is something that I’ve wanted
to do for years but the hardware just wasn’t there (at least not in the
consumer price range). It works best on a kentsfield or later, but a
core 2 duo should be sufficient if you don’t mind sub-10fps frame rates.
If you want to try it out it please feel free to grab it from: http://www.povray.org/beta/rtr/
This experimental software by POV-Ray was a welcomed
addition to our testing and was able to spread the work load across all
the cores in even our eight core test system as seen above.
Results: POV-Ray Real-Time
Raytracing showed nearly a 4FPS difference between the AMD Phenom II X4 905e and Phenom II X3 705e processors.