Next 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.
We had a bit of a role reversal in the Kribibench benchmark. With these two 3D rendering tests, the workstation class Asus P5WDG2-WS took the top spot among the Intel powered systems, followed by the P5WD2-E Premium and then Intel's own board. The AMD based rig was the fastest overall in the "Sponge Explode" test, but the Intel rigs jumped ahead when rendering the huge, "Ultra" model.