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This is my Riverstone Ray Trace

1200 X 745

Uniform Intensity 1.0

No Photon Mapping

10 Passes

Total time = 55:41

 

Almost an hour on my

Imac mid 2011

Intel i5

16gig ram

AMD Radeon 512MB

 

(my plans usually only take 5 to 8 minutes, obviously quite a few gazillion less surfaces in my plans. lol)

 

I see why this isn't a popular exhibition.  It's pretty humbling if you don't have a monster machine. Although I can honestly say that I never experienced Chief as a laggy program on my computer.

I never felt the need to upgrade.

 

 

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Thanks for posting. Will discuss the differences later but it is not the number of surfaces.

 

The sample I posted was 1200 X 612 with photon mapping turned on. If you have it turned off the exterior lights will not show properly. If you run again just do 1 pass, the time per pass is exactly the same so 10 passes = time for 1 pass X 10.

 

Graham

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Hey Steve did that price include the monitor?

Negative. The monitor was $500 and worth every stinkin' penny!

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I was curious after reading your results. Here are my passmark results.

I am pleased and its been running at 4ghz or more for 4 years.

I did just add the new gtx 960

 

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Thanks for those figures Michael. Interesting to see the 3D figure for the 960 versus the 980. Half the performance.

 

Thanks again.

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Just be careful when interperting those system/component performance numbers. That #6 unit is heavily tricked out. You can use the Baseline options to locate and organize the comparative systems or it may be best to through-out the top two and bottom two to get a better picture, especially when one really jumps out way ahead of the pack.

 

Graham

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Here are the passmark results for my pc. I7-5960x Clocked to 4.5 Ghz.. PCI-e NvMe c-drive.

Notice the drive speed @ 13633. A normal ssd is about 3500-3900. PCI-e ROCKS!!!

I'm a firm believer that when I upgrade I go to about the top of the line. I run HUGE drawings. The one i am in now is about 25 MB and only into the end of preliminary's. No framing, etc.

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Here are the passmark results for my pc. I7-5960x Clocked to 4.5 Ghz..  PCI-e NvMe c-drive.

NICE! That's almost as fast as the fastest Xeon. Pretty impressive.

 

4.5 is a pretty ripping OC. Any cooling problems? Which mother board? Coolers? Thanks

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NICE! That's almost as fast as the fastest Xeon. Pretty impressive.

 

4.5 is a pretty ripping OC. Any cooling problems? Which mother board? Coolers? Thanks

X99 deluxe mb. Off the shelf water cooler. I had run up to 4.6 and moved back to 4.5 . No problems. Well except maybe me. Computer cant fix that. LOL

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X99 deluxe mb. Off the shelf water cooler. I had run up to 4.6 and moved back to 4.5 . No problems. Well except maybe me. Computer cant fix that. LOL

Thanks Ken, which brand motherboard?

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Thanks Ken, which brand motherboard?

Asus ROG Motherboard. Great product. I also run a Asus ROG laptop with a ssd. Works great in the field.

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Here are the passmark results for my pc. I7-5960x Clocked to 4.5 Ghz.. PCI-e NvMe c-drive.

Notice the drive speed @ 13633. A normal ssd is about 3500-3900. PCI-e ROCKS!!!

I'm a firm believer that when I upgrade I go to about the top of the line. I run HUGE drawings. The one i am in now is about 25 MB and only into the end of preliminary's. No framing, etc.

 

Impressive - Results really show what those new PCL-e SSD's can do. Makes a regular SSD look like an HDD.

 

Graham

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Just be careful when interperting those system/component performance numbers. That #6 unit is heavily tricked out. You can use the Baseline options to locate and organize the comparative systems or it may be best to through-out the top two and bottom two to get a better picture, especially when one really jumps out way ahead of the pack.

 

Graham

From what I am seeing #6 is a pretty typical I-7 -5820 intel processor. The average cpu mark is 12991 the benchmark for #6 was  12868

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Here's a quick cost breakdown of one option with a 5960X CPU, gtx 980ti etc. With a new PCI M.2 ssd add about $350 - $500. Build it and overclock it yourself.

 

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Here's a quick cost breakdown of one option with a 5960X CPU, gtx 980ti etc. With a new PCI M.2 ssd add about $350 - $500. Build it and overclock it yourself.

 

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Larry,

One of the things that speed up the system is the Intel 750 pci-express 3.0 400gb drive or equal. This speeds up undos, etc.

Anyone that is looking to upgrade to a new system needs to look seriously at this type of drive. Cpu's are fast but one of the major slowdowns is the i/o to the hard drive. This solves the issue.

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Larry,

One of the things that speed up the system is the Intel 750 pci-express 3.0 400gb drive or equal. This speeds up undos, etc.

Anyone that is looking to upgrade to a new system needs to look seriously at this type of drive. Cpu's are fast but one of the major slowdowns is the i/o to the hard drive. This solves the issue.

I did notice that - Thanks Ken.

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