Legit Processor Reviews
Intel ATOM 230 versus VIA Nano L2100 - Battle of the Mini-ITX Platforms
|Manufacturer:||VIA Technologies, Inc.|
|Product:||Intel Atom Versus The VIA Nano|
|Date:||Fri, Aug 01, 2008 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 25Processor Performance on Pov-Ray 3.7 Beta 25:
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 25, 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.
Benchmark Results: Looking at POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 25, the VIA Nano L2100 smoked the Intel Atom 230! The VIA Nano L2100 was ~25% quicker than the Intel Atom 230.
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Page 1 - The Battle of Mini-ITX Platforms
Page 2 - Intel BOXD945GCLF Motherboard
Page 3 - Intel BOXD945GCLF BIOS
Page 4 - The Via Nano Reference Motherboard
Page 5 - The Test Systems
Page 6 - HD Tune v3.10
Page 7 - Sandra XII SP2C
Page 8 - PCMark Vantage
Page 9 - Photodex ProShow Gold 3.2
Page 10 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 25
Page 11 - Cinebench R9.5
Page 12 - Futuremark 3DMark06 - CPU
Page 13 - Playing HD Media Content
Page 14 - Power Consumption and Final Thoughs