Legit Processor Reviews
AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE and Phenom II X4 810 Processors
|Product:||AMD Phenom II Socket AM3 Processors|
|Date:||Mon, Feb 09, 2009 - 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 the POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 25 benchmark results found that the AMD Phenom II X4 810 once again beat out the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 and AMD Phenom X3 720 smoked the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500!
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Page 1 - AMD Socket AM3 Processors Arrive - X3 720 BE & X4 810
Page 2 - Phenom II X4 810 and Phenom II X3 720 BE
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - Sandra 2009 Memory Bandwidth
Page 5 - Photodex ProShow Gold 3.2
Page 6 - Sony Vegas 8.0c
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 - Power Consumption
Page 14 - Overclocking Results
Page 15 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions