Next up, we ran the Kribibench 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: an "Exploding Sponge" model consisting of over 19.2 million polygons and then its enormous "Ultra" model that is comprised of over 16 billion polygons.
With the Sponge Explode test, the AL8 had a fractional lead over the EP-5LDA+GLI board, whereas the Ultra Model test had both boards tied at .94 FPS.