Legit Processor Reviews
AMD FX-4100 Quad Core 3.6GHz Bulldozer Processor Review
|Product:||AMD FX-4100 - part number FD4100WMW4KGU|
|Date:||Tue, Nov 08, 2011 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
POV-Ray 3.7 RC3Processor Performance on Pov-Ray 3.7 RC3:
The Persistence of Vision Ray-Tracer was developed from DKBTrace 2.12 (written by David K. Buck and Aaron A. Collins) by a bunch of people (called the POV-Team) in their spare time. It is a high-quality, totally free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics. It is available in official versions for Windows, Mac OS/Mac OS X and i86 Linux. The POV-Ray package includes detailed instructions on using the ray-tracer and creating scenes. Many stunning scenes are included with POV-Ray so you can start creating images immediately when you get the package. These scenes can be modified so you do not have to start from scratch. In addition to the pre-defined scenes, a large library of pre-defined shapes and materials is provided. You can include these shapes and materials in your own scenes by just including the library file name at the top of your scene file and by using the shape or material name in your scene. Since this is free software feel free to download this version and try it out on your own.
The most significant change from the end-user point of view between versions 3.6 and 3.7 is the addition of SMP (symmetric multiprocessing) support, which, in a nutshell, allows the renderer to run on as many CPU's as you have installed on your computer. This will be particularly useful for those users who intend on purchasing a dual-core CPU or who already have a two (or more) processor machine. On a two-CPU system the rendering speed in some scenes almost doubles. For our benchmarking we used version 3.7 RC3, which is the most recent version available. The benchmark used all available cores to complete the render.
Once rendering on the object we selected was completed, we took the elapsed time from the dialog box, which indicates the exact time it took for the benchmark to finish the benchmark. A lower time indicates faster system performance.
Benchmark Results: The AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 finished the POV-Ray benchmark in 428 seconds and was found to be slower than the A8-3850 once again. It was faster than the Intel Core i3-2020 in this test though, which hasn't happened too often.
Next Page - Cinebench R11.5
Page 1 - The AMD FX-4100 CPU
Page 2 - The Test System
Page 3 - AMD FX-4100 Turbo Core Details and CPU-Z
Page 4 - SiSoftware Sandra 2011 SP5
Page 5 - x264 HD Encoding
Page 6 - CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5
Page 7 - Handbrake
Page 8 - POV-Ray 3.7 RC3
Page 9 - Cinebench R11.5
Page 10 - PCMark 7
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 12 - Resident Evil 5
Page 13 - H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Page 14 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 15 - Total System Power Consumption
Page 16 - AMD FX-4100 CPU Overclocking
Page 17 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions