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KribiBench v1.1

Next up, we ran the Kribibench rendering benchmark produced by the folks at Adept Development.  Kribibench is an SSE aware software renderer.  A 3D model is rendered and animated by the host CPU, and the average frame rate is reported.  We used two of the included models with this benchmark: an "Exploded Sponge" model consisting of over 19.2 million polygons and then its enormous "Ultra" model that comprises over 16 billion polygons.

Kribibench v1.1
3D Modeling and Rendering Performance


The two dual-core processors we tested, the Athlon 64 X2 4800+ and the Pentium Extreme Edition 840, crushed their competition in the KribiBench software rendering tests we ran. Disregarding the dominant performance of the dual-core CPUs though, we see that the Athlon 64 FX-57 posted the best framerate in the "Sponge Explode" test when compared to other single-core processors, but it finished just a hair behind the Pentium 4 670 and 3.73GHz P4 EE with the hugely complex "Ultra" model, which can probably be attributed to the benefits of Intel Hyperthreading.

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