AMD Sempron 3400+ Launch
Kribibench v1.1 and Cinebench 2003
Next up, we ran the Kribibench rendering benchmark produced by Adept Development. Kribibench is an SSE aware software renderer that renders and animates a 3D model and reports the average frame rate. 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 is comprised of over 16 billion polygons.
Both the Sponge Explode and Ultra models were dominated by the Sempron 3400+ with the Sempron 3300+ up there as well. The Sempron 3100+ even held its own, trailing the Sempron 3300+ and 3400+ by a fraction of a frame in both models. When comparing the entire picture, the Celeron D 335 weighed in again with the slowest performance and the broadest difference among the four processors. Once again, L2 cache was a minor factor.
The Cinebench 2003 benchmark is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on the commercially available Cinema 4D application. This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The time it took each test system to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below (listed in seconds). Naturally, we are only going to be reporting Single-Threaded performance with these four economy class processors.
Similar to what we've been seeing up to this point, the Sempron 3300+ and 3400+ were the best all around performers followed by the Sempron 3100+ and the Celeron D. The Sempron 3300+ was fractionally slower than the Sempron 3400+, while the Sempron 3100+ trailed by approximately 10 seconds. The Celeron D closed out the Cinebench testing with the slowest overall score.