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POV-Ray, or the Persistence of Vision Raytracer, is a top-notch open source tool for creating 3D graphics artwork. We tested with POV-Ray's standard included benchmarking model on both test machines and recorded the scores reported for each.   Results are measured in pixels-per-second throughput.

POV-RAY Performance

Details: www.povray.org



We had a virtual photo-finish in the POV-Ray benchmark.  In this test, the EVGA nForce 680i SLI finished in first place, followed very closely behind by the 975X Express.  The nForce 590 SLI Intel Edition took the third position, with the AMD-powered rig finishing in last by a wide margin.  For all intents and purposed though, the Intel-powered systems all performed at the same level.  The 19 points separating the third and first place finishers falls well within the margin of error in this test.

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