13 - Performance Kribi | 3DMark06 CPU
CPU-Bound 3D Rendering
We recently stumbled onto this great little tool called Kribi bench. It is a 3D rendering benchmark produced by the people at Adept Development. Kribi bench is an SSE aware software renderer where a 3D model is rendered and animated by the host CPU and the average frame rate is reported. Now the great thing is, it therefore bypasses the GPU... so everything is in direct relation to your memory and CPU.
We used two of the included models with this benchmark: a "Sponge Explode" model consisting of over 19.2 million polygons and the test suite's "City" model that is comprised of over 107 billion polygons. The score is the time in seconds needed to finish a rendered sequence.
Again, a situation where the better memory performance makes a noticeable difference compared to the reference X58 mainboard with 1333 MHz memory.
3DMark06 CPU test
Well, everybody loves 3DMark06, and nowadays it's CPU limited, making it an excellent application to check CPU performance. The score that you see is obviously the CPU test itself, not overall 3Dmark06 scores. Again, leading performance for the ASUS mainboard.