3D Studio Max 20010
We begin with the famous image rendering software, now in its x64 and 2010 version. The test scene used comes from SPECapc for 3ds max 9 (space_flyby_mentalray) and uses the Mental Ray rendering engine.
Lack of Hyperthreading is costly for the Core i5-750, so much so that it is “only” on between the Core 2 Quad Q9550 and Q9650. The Corei7-870 is noticeably faster but remains behind the i7-950 which nevertheless costs the same.
Cinema 4D R11
The rendering software Maxon is well known in the overclocker community through Cinebench, which allows you to compare processor performance easily. Cinebench however uses version R10 of the Cinema 4D rendering machine, while version R11 doubles performance. We use this latest version in 64 bit mode with the scene from Cinebench R10 rendered at a higher resolution so as to prolong rendering time.
The i5-750 is almost as good as the QX9770 which isn’t bad, while the i7-870 is a little behind the i7-950.