Legit Motherboard Reviews
XFX nForce 780i SLI Motherboard Review
|Product:||XFX 780i SLI Motherboard|
|Date:||Wed, Dec 19, 2007 - 12:00 AM|
|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 X38 with the QX9650 was one second faster than the 780i SLI motherboard. When it came to the battle of the NVIDIA chipsets on the Core 2 Duo E6750 the 680i SLI with BIOS P31 beat out the 780i SLI by being four seconds faster.
Next Page - Cinebench R10
Page 1 - NVIDIA Updates The 680i SLI With a Bridge Chip!
Page 2 - The XFX 780i SLI Motherboard
Page 3 - The XFX 780i SLI Bundle
Page 4 - General Layout and BIOS
Page 5 - The Test System
Page 6 - Sandra XII SP1
Page 7 - WinRar v3.71
Page 8 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 23
Page 9 - Cinebench R10
Page 10 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Page 11 - Company of Heroes
Page 12 - BioShock
Page 13 - Call of Duty 4
Page 14 - 3DMark 2006
Page 15 - Overclocking
Page 16 - Power Consumption and Conclusion