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TheDynamo
05-19-2006, 12:33 PM
Just ran all the Benchmarks that are on Blanos and the results are pretty darn spiffy.

Inspiron e1505 Dual Core 1.6Ghz 1GB Ram (4 threads)

DOF -------------------------------8.3 Sec
Nebulae ---------------------------65.1 Sec
Radiosity Box---------------------1476 Sec
Radiosity Reflective Things ------33.7 Sec
Raytrace --------------------------61.3 Sec
Teapot ----------------------------98.5 Sec
Textures --------------------------4 Sec
Tracer No Radiosity --------------288 Sec
Tracer Radiosity ------------------290.7 Sec
Variations -------------------------80.4 Sec
Zbuffer Sort -----------------------4.5 Sec

Holy Mackerel I'm surprised this laptop did this well. Cheers to Intel for the Core Duo processor :)

-Dyn

P.S. Laptop was only $933 with coupons. FYI.

mattbolton
05-19-2006, 12:49 PM
I've never heard of this benchmark test, so Ithought I'd give it a whirl on my laptop. Problem is, when I run it... there is not a Benchmark folder in my Scenes directory with the scene files it expects to find. Anyone have any idea how or where it should be?

TheDynamo
05-19-2006, 12:55 PM
Most of them are in the Content/Classic Content/Benchmark folder if you did a regular installation of LW 8.

-Dyn

Lightwolf
05-19-2006, 02:00 PM
Inspiron e1505 Dual Core 1.6Ghz 1GB Ram (4 threads)

I've rendered some stuff on our farm recently... as well as some workstations and our Duo Core 1.6GHz laptop.
The Duo Core kept up with my Xeon 3 GHz dual rig (which is 2 and a half years old though...) nd was only beaten by an Athlon 2.4 GHz.

Very impressive indeed.

Cheers,
Mike

philthorn
05-19-2006, 04:46 PM
I've been using the e1505 as a replacement for my workstation for about two months and it is amazingly fast. Mine was a little higher than quoted previously 'cause I went with a big 7200 rpm HD and 2 G RAM.

It keeps up and mostly surpasses any of the workstations here.

-Phil

ShawnStovall
05-19-2006, 06:51 PM
WOW! Before I would have had never bought a laptop but now...

mattbolton
05-19-2006, 07:48 PM
I fianlly found the files on the #2 Content CD for LW 8.
Pretty impressive times for your new laptop when compared with my Pentium 4 3Ghz Alienware laptop.

Textures 4.3
Zbuffer Sort 4.8
Depth Of Field 7.4
Radiosity Reflective Things 67.8
Raytrace 104.4
Nebulae 108.3
Variations 143.7
Tracer No-Radiosity 375.9
Tracer Radiosity 382.1

WhiteBoy
05-20-2006, 04:29 AM
I must confirm that the Core Duo processors do indeed kick arse.

The 1.66GHz Core Duo in my lappy renders many of my scenes nearly twice as fast as my 3.2GHz desktop processor. I am extremely impressed.

cresshead
05-20-2006, 05:54 AM
they look amazing...brilliant performance

also note that dell's 9400 can have a 2gig or 2.1 gig cpu...
and apple's new core duo chips are to be found in their laptops, imac's and wee mac mini's [and a solo version...go with the duo though!]

intel's new chip is really cool...very fast and good enough to use as a workstation or in a renderfarm made of:-

1.a stack of core duo mac minis running xp bootcamp as well as osx?....wouldn't that be neat!

2.a shelf full of apple imac's?...bootcamp xp and osx...

3. a shelf full of cheapish dell laptops!

:D awesome!

TheDynamo
05-20-2006, 11:13 AM
The nice part about it is that if you buy the ram separately, it gets even sweeter :) Newegg will sell you 2 1GB sticks (SO-DIMM 677) for around $180. Compare that with Dell's cost of about $300 and you can have a decent little workstation for on the cheap. Just make sure you spring for one of the ATI cards and the most expensive monitor. Happy computing!

-Dyn

hairy_llama
05-20-2006, 05:39 PM
Hmm, much better than my laptop. Although it does render fast(2ghz Mobile) it turns off after a couple of seconds, unless I put it in the freezer, which i have done :)