3d Studio Max 2011 - Mental Ray
We now move on to the practical tests, firstly with a 3D rendering in 3d Studio Max 2011 using the Mental Ray rendering engine on an Evermotion scene
. We rendered the scence at 600*375 so as to keep test times reasonably low.
In this first test, the gain between the i5-2500K and i5-2570K was 7.9% and between the i7-2600K and i7-3770K it was 7.7%. This comes mainly from the clock increase which makes a difference of 5.9 and 5.7% with the Turbo. As expected the six-core LGA 1366 and LGA 2011 dominate things here, while the AMD FX-8150 is behind the quad-cores with hyperthreading.
3d Studio Max 2011 - V-Ray 2.0
Still in 3d Studio Max 2011, we changed the engine for the more popular third party engine, V-Ray 2. We used another version of the same scene prepared by Evermotion for this engine, still with a 600*375 rendering. Rendering times are a good deal faster but of course we’re not carrying out a comparison of the engines themselves or the quality of the final files.
Using the V-Ray rendering engine gives similar results with a gain of 7.7% on the i7 and 7.6% on the i5. The Core i7 with six cores is a long way ahead of the field in this largely multithreaded test while the FX-8150 falls between the new LGA 1155 i5 and i7.