Benchmarks: CPU - WPrime - FryRender - VRay
Benchmarks: CPU - WPrime
The tool that overclockers like so much, to determine performance and stability. In this test, we max out the number of threads corresponding to the processor and calculate 1024M of prime. This software is a computer program that calculates a set number of square roots using Newton's method for estimating functions, verifying the results by squaring them than comparing them with the original numbers.
Content creation: FryRender
FryRender is a benchmarking framework for everyone, not just for 3D users; anyone out there, from hardware integrators or hardware reviewers to die-hard gamers. Since its conception, FryRender has been designed with the aim of being the most muscled engine in its category. As a result, and after several years of intense development, FryRender's core doesn't let a single CPU cycle be wasted. Its routines have been written to be cache efficient, and to take the maximum advantage possible of the new multi-threading capabilities present in modern CPU architectures. Being a highly-optimized and extremely math-intensive application (mostly in floating-point) which makes a very efficient use of the system's cache, we think that FryRender is the near perfect tool for measuring "how much brute computational power" a computer is able to deliver.
Performance - V-Ray
A new edition in our test suite is V-Ray, a stand-alone application to test how fast your hardware renders. The results are displayed in render time mode. The standalone application includes a single GPU scene and a single CPU scene. V-Ray is a computer-generated imagery rendering software application developed by the Bulgarian company Chaos Group. It is a commercial plug-in for third-party 3D computer graphics software applications and is used for visualizations and computer graphics in industries such as media, entertainment, film and video game production, industrial design, product design and architecture. The software support multi and mega threading, it is not limited by even 64-threads.