Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 965: Not Just A Speed Bump

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Kribibench v1.1

For this next batch of tests, we ran Kribibench v1.1, 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...

Kribibench v1.1
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The Pentium Extreme Edition 965 handled the two Kribibench tests we ran quite well. While rendering and animating the "Sponge Explode" Model, the 965XE and dual-core Athlons finished right on-top of each other, with only a fraction of a frame per second separating the top three finishers. With the more taxing "Ultra" model test though, the 965XE came away with a clear victory. Although only a small margin separated the Athlons from the 965XE, the Intel CPU had a significant advantage here.


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