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Benchmarking with Kribibench v1.1

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 "Exploded Sponge" model consisting of over 19.2 million polygons and then its enormous "Ultra" model that is comprised of over 16 billion polygons.

Kribibench v1.1

The Kribi engine is based on 100% software rendering for a scene, which makes it a perfect CPU benchmark.  It also makes heavy use of SSE instructions, Symmetric Multi-Processing and is multi-threaded. 

With the Sponge Explode Model, the Gigabyte and Foxconn boards were neck-in-neck, while the Intel reference board was a third of an FPS quicker overall.  The Athlon 3200+ was a full 1 FPS behind the 945Ps.  With the Ultra Model, the Athlon 3200+ still lagged, averaging roughly 50% of what the 945 series were capable of.  Once again, the Intel 945G was the best performer, but the two 945Ps were tied, while narrowing the 945G's lead to hundredths of a frame.

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