AMD QuadFX Platform & FX-70 Series Processors

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POV-Ray Rendering

POV-Ray, or the Persistence of Vision Ray-Tracer, is a top-notch open source tool for creating realistically lit 3D graphics artwork. We tested with POV-Ray's standard included benchmarking model on all of our test machines and recorded the scores reported for each.   Results are measured in pixels-per-second throughput.

POV-RAY Performance





As you can see, the QuadFX platform scaled very well in the POV Ray benchmark in comparison to any of the dual-core systems listed here, but Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX6700 put up a monster score that couldn't be touched. Moving from two to four cores with the QuadFX platform (FX-72 vs. FX-62) resulted in an 81% increase in performance. Somehow, Intel's QX6700 managed to outperform the E6700 by over 200%.

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