Legit Processor Reviews
Intel Core i5-750 and Core i7-870 Processors
|Product:||Intel Core i5 and Core i7-800 CPUs|
|Date:||Tue, Sep 08, 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 is a fun benchmark to run and it again showed the Intel Core i7 870 processor as the fourth fastest processor that we have ever benchmarked. The Intel Core i5 750 did well, but was significantly slower than the Core i7 920 in this benchmark.
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Page 1 - Intel Launches Two New CPU Series and a Chipset
Page 2 - The Core i7-870 and Core i5-750 CPUs
Page 3 - The P55 Express Chipset
Page 4 - The Test System
Page 5 - Temperature Testing
Page 6 - Overclocking the Core i7 870 CPU
Page 7 - Sandra 2009 Memory Bandwidth
Page 8 - Photodex ProShow Gold 3.2
Page 9 - Microsoft Excel 2007
Page 10 - Cinebench R10
Page 11 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 25
Page 12 - POV-Ray Real-Time Raytracing
Page 13 - Futuremark 3DMark06
Page 14 - World in Conflict
Page 15 - Power Consumption
Page 16 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions