KribiBench v1.1: Sponge Explode & Ultra Models
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 an absolutely gargantuan "Ultra" model that is comprised of over 16 billion polys...
Our KribiBench results went in favor of the i925XE based system in one test and in favor of the NF4 in another, but again, the performance deltas separating the platforms were quite small. When animating the Sponge Explode model, the i925XE beat the nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition by only 1 / 100th of frame per second. And when animating the Ultra model, the delta separating the platforms shrunk to only 1 / 1000th of a frame per second. We think it's safe to call this one a tie.