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01-16-2008, 03:21 AM
Hey everybody! I just started playing with my new Mac Pro. It's an 8-core 3.2 GHz. 2 Gigs of ram for now, planning to add more. Is there a benchmark test scene that comes with Lightwave I could run and post the results? Thanks!


01-16-2008, 03:53 AM
Just pick any appropriate scene on the cd or pick some used for this sites database (also on the LW cd):


Rick Hall
01-16-2008, 05:40 PM

Please post your render times at www.blanos.com/benchmark


01-17-2008, 12:35 AM
A very nice computer!

I am looking at upgrading my 5335 and I am sure like others, would be very appreciative of real world bench marks on 54xx processors

PS. I have found that 8gb ram is very useful for the type of architectural renders that I do. You can give Memory Segment Limit 2gb & gain some speed.

SML notes for that last nth of a %.

1920x1248, [email protected], FG 200, 4, 0.3, 100mm, 4.0, RRL 9, Polys 1300704, 238.6mb (LW9.3).

96mb, gi 4:20, et 31:42, wtm 2.01gb (1mb over 2 segments)
48mb, gi 4:20, et 31:50, wtm 1.99gb (1mb over 3 segments)
1536mb, gi 4:19, et 31:27, wtm 1.98gb
2000mb, gi 4:19, et 31:21, wtm 1.88gb (I think this may be a maximum default)
4096mb, gi 4:18, et 31:17, wtm 1.99gb
6144mb, gi 4:19, et 31:28, wtm 1.96gb

4000x2800 pixels wtm 2.6gb or a little more in most situations,
5000x3500 2.9 gb,
6000x4200 3.3 gb,
7500x5250 3.6 gb (this last one has gone to 7gb usage but very very rarely)