Legit Processor Reviews
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Processor Review
|Product:||Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor QX6700 'Kentsfield'|
|Date:||Wed, Nov 01, 2006 - 11:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
POV-Ray Real-Time Raytracing
The morning the Intel QX6700 article was to be posted 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 of Kentsfield. After spending a bit of time to get the beta software to work correctly LR has some of the only real-time raytracing numbers available for Conroe and Kentsfield.
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 the four processors as seen above. The number that is used to gauge performance is shown in the status bar at the bottom of the main window as seen in the above image of with Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 taking care of the rendering.
We managed to test a number of processors in the hours before the offical launch and the performance results were pretty bold. The previous flagship dual-core processors from AMD and Intel averaged out to be around 7 frames per second, but we found that quad-core could do real-time tracing at just over 13 frames per second. If you think 13FPS is impressive be sure to check out the overclocking section were the numbers get even better.
Next Page - Super Pi and ScienceMark 2.0
Page 1 - Quad-Core Processors Arrive
Page 2 - Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Features
Page 3 - Getting To Know Kentsfield
Page 4 - The Test System
Page 5 - Sisoft; Sandra 2007
Page 6 - World Bench 5 Testing
Page 7 - WorldBench 5 Continued
Page 8 - WorldBench 5 Continued Again
Page 9 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 13a
Page 10 - POV-Ray Real-Time Raytracing
Page 11 - Super Pi and ScienceMark 2.0
Page 12 - CineBench 2003
Page 13 - WinRar v3.61
Page 14 - Futuremark 3DMark06
Page 15 - Comanche 4 and Quake 4
Page 16 - F.E.A.R.
Page 17 - Power Consumption
Page 18 - A Brief Look At Temps
Page 19 - Overclocking The Intel QX6700 Kentsfield CPU
Page 20 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions