MSI P35 Platinum Combo Intel P35 Motherboard

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Cinebench R10 and Kribibench v1.1

 Cinebench R10 Performance Tests
 3D Modeling & Rendering Tests

Our next test will focus on Rendering with Cinebench R10.  This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The time it took each test system to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below, listed in minute:seconds.

With respect to Single-Core and Dual-Core 3D rendering, the MSI P35 Platinum Combo was slightly faster in its Single-Core test with DDR2 compared to DDR3 while the reverse was true with Dual-Core testing.  Overall, the P35 Platinum held an average of a 30 second advantage over the Athlon based systems in Single-Core testing while closer to a 20 second advantage was realized with Dual-Core testing.

Kribibench v1.1

For this next batch of tests, we ran Kribibench v1.1, another 3D rendering benchmark produced by the folks at Adept Development.  Kribibench is an SSE aware software renderer where 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 the test suite's "Ultra" model that is comprised of over 16 billion polys.

With Kribibench, we continued to see narrow variations with the P35 Platinum Combo when comparing DDR2 and DDR3 results.  In both models tested, the P35 Platinum held a fair advantage over both the MSI K9A2 Platinum and Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5.

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