AMD Zacate E-350 Processor Performance Preview

Cinebench and POVRay 3D Rendering

Cinebench R10 is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. Cinema 4D is a 3D rendering and animation tool suite used by 3D animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and many others.  It's very demanding of system processor resources and is an excellent gauge of pure computational throughput.

Cinebench R11.5
3D Rendering

This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The rate at which each test system was able to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below.


In the OpenGL portion of Cinebench, Zacate excels past both NVIDIA's Ion 2 GPU, as well as the Radeon HD 4225  in the Turion II-based notebook we tested.  This test speaks clearly in terms of how AMD intended to partition the chip, in terms of standard processing and graphics processing resources.  The chip is about 6% faster than a dual-core 1.8GHz Atom CPU in this test but about 30% faster than a dual-core Atom with Ion 2 solution, from a graphics standpoint currently.  And by the way, thanks to our bud, Nate, over at Legit, for his help with this one.

Ray Tracing

POV-Ray , or the Persistence of Vision Ray-Tracer, is an open source tool for creating realistically lit 3D graphics artwork. We tested with POV-Ray's standard 'all-CPU' benchmarking tool on all of our test machines, and recorded the scores reported for each. Results are measured in pixels-per-second throughput; higher scores equate to better performance.


POV-Ray shows much the same in raw CPU throughput here for Zacate and the results are similar to what we saw in the Lame MT test, with a smaller spread however.

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