Legit Processor Reviews
Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor QX9770 Review
|Product:||Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor QX9770|
|Date:||Sun, Nov 18, 2007 - 10:00 PM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 23Processor Performance on Pov-Ray 3.7 Beta 23:
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 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 beta 23, 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 score from dialog box, which indicates the average PPS for the benchmark. A higher PPS indicates faster system performance.
Results: Looking at POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 23, the Intel QX9770 was seven seconds faster than the QX9650 on this benchmark. The Intel Quad-Core processors make the Intel Core 2 E6750 and AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ processors look like old hardware in this benchmark.
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Page 1 - Intel Shows Off QX9770 - 1600MHz FSB Yorkfield!
Page 2 - The Test System
Page 3 - Sandra XII Memory Bandwidth
Page 4 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 23
Page 5 - POV-Ray Real-Time Raytracing
Page 6 - Cinebench R10
Page 7 - WinRar v3.71
Page 8 - BioShock
Page 9 - World in Conflict
Page 10 - Crysis
Page 11 - Power Consumption and Overclocking
Page 12 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions