Intel Woodcrest Performance Preview
Posted on: 05/17/2006 05:00 AM

Autodesk's 3ds Max 8.0
Autodesk∆ 3ds Max∆ 8 software builds on our promise to deliver state-of-the-art tools for creative and media professionals. Developed as a total animation package with a deep, productive feature set designed to accelerate workflow, 3ds Max is the leader in 3D animation for game development, design visualization, visual effects, and education.
The reason why I added 3ds Max to the benchmarking mix should be obvious. It is a widely used, scalable application that is most frequently run on high-end, multi-processor servers like the ones we're looking at today. For these tests I downloaded the 8.0 trial version and used some Max Scripted 3dsMax 7.0 benchmark files.

Were it not for Woodcrest, the Opterons would be laying some serious smack down in the 3ds Max tests. Unfortunately, as has been the prevailing theme today, Woodcrest is fast, and in some cases really, really fast. AMD will continue to hold the crown for the next few months, but then all bets are off.

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