“Rick Bernstein, sent in a link to a great discussion at Luxology’s forums about render tests done with a new Quad. Apparently the company had one for testing purposes. No surprises there, Luxology folks are big Apple supporters. However, the test render results for the Quad were definitely surprising and pleasing to many,” Architosh reports.
“Alan Hastings of Luxology posted a test rendering image taken from the new Quad G5 with modo 201. The scene included 244,000 polygons with 8 sample antialiasing and 200 indirect rays. The new Quad G5 finished the image — which looks extremely good by the way — in 17 seconds flat. That bested a score of 38 seconds flat on a Luxology Power Mac Dual G5 at 2.5 Ghz,” Architosh reports. “Alan also tested the same render on a Dell 530 workstation with dual 2.8Ghz Xeons. The result? 49 seconds. There are no Opteron results to compare to yet so at the moment we are not sure if the new Apple Quad G5 is the new heavy weight champion of the world when it comes to rendering.”
Full article here.
Luxology article and image here.
[UPDATE: 2:15pm ET: Revised headline.]
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