Legit Processor Reviews
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Processor Review
|Product:||AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Processor|
|Date:||Thu, Feb 22, 2007 - 12:00 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.
Here we found that the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ was a bit faster than the FX-62 and only fell behind to the Intel X6800, which is more than double the price of the 6000+.
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Page 1 - AMD Gets a Much Needed Speed Boost
Page 2 - Pricing and Power Use
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - Sisoft; Sandra 2007
Page 5 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 13a
Page 6 - POV-Ray Real-Time Raytracing
Page 7 - Super Pi XS 1.5
Page 8 - CineBench 9.5
Page 9 - ScienceMark 2.0
Page 10 - WinRar v3.61
Page 11 - Futuremark 3DMark06
Page 12 - Overclocking
Page 13 - Power Consumption
Page 14 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions