Legit Processor Reviews
AMD Phenom II X3 705e and Phenom II X4 905e Processors
|Date:||Thu, Aug 20, 2009 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
POV-Ray Real-Time Raytracing
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 testing.
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.
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Page 1 - Low Wattage Phenom II Processors Arrive
Page 2 - The Test System
Page 3 - Sandra 2009 Memory Bandwidth
Page 4 - Photodex ProShow Gold 3.2
Page 5 - Microsoft Excel 2007
Page 6 - Cinebench R10
Page 7 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 25
Page 8 - POV-Ray Real-Time Raytracing
Page 9 - Futuremark 3DMark06
Page 10 - World in Conflict
Page 11 - Crysis Warhead
Page 12 - Power Consumption
Page 13 - Overclocking
Page 14 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions