Legit Processor Reviews
Intel Core i7 920, 940 and 965 Processor Review
|Product:||Intel Core i7 CPU Series|
|Date:||Mon, Nov 03, 2008 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
POV-Ray Real-Time Raytracing
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, and we were more than happy to include the data in our testing.
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 all the cores in even our eight core test system as seen above.
Results: POV-Ray Real-Time Raytracing is a great benchmark that we love to use on Legit Reviews and it does a great job at showing how performance scales with CPU cores. The Core i7 series really struts their stuff with Real-Time Raytracing as all three processors rendered the scene over 20FPS.
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Page 1 - The Core i7 Series Arrives
Page 2 - The Intel X58 Express Chipset
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - Sandra 2009 Memory Bandwidth
Page 5 - Photodex ProShow Gold 3.2
Page 6 - Sony Vegas 8.0b
Page 7 - Microsoft Excel 2007
Page 8 - Cinebench R9.5
Page 9 - Cinebench R10
Page 10 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 25
Page 11 - POV-Ray Real-Time Raytracing
Page 12 - Futuremark 3DMark06
Page 13 - Overclocking Results
Page 14 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions