Legit Motherboard Reviews
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (680i SLI) Motherboard Review
|Manufacturer:||Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS)|
|Product:||PN2 SLI2+ Motherboard|
|Date:||Tue, Feb 20, 2007 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Jason Petermann -|
POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 13a
Processor Performance on Pov-Ray 3.7 Beta 13a:
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 an 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 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 as all of the processors we are testing today are dual-core.
Once rendering on the object we selected was completed, we took the score from dialog box, which indicates the average PPS for the benchmark. A higher PPS indicates faster system performance.
The Foxconn with the Intel 975 chipset takes the lead here in our render testing in POV Ray, although once again, they are all pretty close.
Our CPU score mirrors the results we saw in the Render test, with the Foxconn coming out on top.
Next Page - POV-Ray Real-Time Raytracing
Page 1 - ECS and 680i
Page 2 - Board Layout
Page 3 - Bundle and BIOS
Page 4 - Test Setup
Page 5 - SiSoft; Sandra 2007
Page 6 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 13a
Page 7 - POV-Ray Real-Time Raytracing
Page 8 - ScienceMark 2.0
Page 9 - Everest
Page 10 - Super PI Mod v1.5
Page 11 - CineBench 9.5
Page 12 - WinRar v3.61
Page 13 - RightMark Audio Analyer
Page 14 - Hd Tach 3
Page 15 - 3dmark2006
Page 16 - F.E.A.R.
Page 17 - Overclocking Results
Page 18 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion