|ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AMD 790FX AM3 Motherboard|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Motherboards|
|Written by Bruce Normann - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Wednesday, 29 April 2009|
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CINEBENCH Release 10 Results
MAXON CINEBENCH is based on MAXON's award-winning animation software, CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. The test procedure consists of two main components: The first two test sequences are dedicated to the computer's main processor and memory, using a 3D scene file to render a photo-realistic image. The scene makes use of various CPU-intensive features such as reflection, ambient occlusion, area lights and procedural shaders. The predefined benchmark included with the software reports the rendering scores for both a single core (1 CPU) and for all cores (X CPUs).
The third test measures graphics card performance and is run inside the 3D editor window. The project file used can test all graphics cards that support the OpenGL standard. In this scene, only the camera was animated. This scene places medium to low demands on graphics cards and tests the maximum speed with which the scene can be properly displayed.
Here we see two effects in the Scene Rendering tests: the higher efficiency of the Intel CPU core and finally, a measurable gain for the AM3/DDR3 system. The 1 CPU benchmark is owned by the single Core2 Duo processor. Once all available cores are in the fight, the X3 systems win, and the AM3 takes it up one more notch. In the OpenGL test, the three systems and their partner CPUs come to somewhat of a truce, but the AMD/AM3 combination still comes out on top by 3%.
I was able to generate even better numbers (3519, 9644, and 9272) by bumping the reference clock on the ASUS M4A79T up to 240MHz and bringing the CPU multiplier down to 16. I wanted to do an apples-to-apples comparison, but I couldn't resist trying different combinations of clocks and multipliers.
Let's look now at one of the most demanding benchmark application, a program that stresses all elements of the system: Crysis.