Kribibench 1.1 Benchmarks
Next up, we ran Kribibench, a 3D 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: a "Sponge Explode" model consisting of over 19.2 million polygons and a gargantuan "Ultra" model that is comprised of over 16 billion polys.
The overall differences amongst the boards hasn't changed much when testing with Kribibench, although the relative order has. Whereas much of the testing so far had the nForce4-SLI boards as the top performers, we find that the frame rates in Kribibench are leaning ever so slightly in Intel's favor. Abit's AW8-MAX led both tests, followed by either of the two Asus boards, and the MSI P4N Diamond was found bringing up the rear.