Ultimate DIY Performance PC: EVGA & Intel Infused

Cinbench and POV-Ray

Cinebench R11.5 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 by the Cinebench scores in the graph below.

Umm. Wow. Obviously Cinebench has no trouble taxing all of the cores--both logical and physical--available with the SR-2 / Xeon combo. In this test, it nearly doubles the performance of Intel's most powerful desktop processor and leaves everything else in its wake.

POV-Ray Performance
Ray Tracing

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 '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 proved to be another strong point for the EVGA Classified SR-2. In this benchmark, like Cinebench above, the SR-2 nearly doubled the performance of the Core i7 980X in the multi-threaded portion of the test and smoked everything else. The single-threaded portion of the benchmark shows what is to be expected--a single core on any Core i7 Nehalem derivative is going to perform similarly, at like clock speeds.

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