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    Bam!

    Raytrace scene on dual 2.5 Ghz G5 with 4.5 gigs RAM, OS X 10.3.7, nVidia 6800 Ultra, Lightwave 8.0.1, 8 threads:



    The only thing I can think of is 10.3.7 made Lightwave faster.

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    That is pretty fast. I just rendered this with a Dual 3.02 Xeon using the default settings and it took about 55 seconds.

    Ivan

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    Were can I find the Raytrace sceen so that I can test my system??

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    LWClassic Content/Scenes/Raytrace.lws

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    huh...that scene gives me a time of 1 min, 16 sec! wonder why my time would be twice that when my machine is a Dual 2Ghz G5? I can see why a dual 2.5 would be fastER, but not 2x as fast.

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    varying multi-threading also makes a difference. I too,
    run LW8 on a dual gig G5, OSX.3.3.

    2 threads- 1m 12s
    4 threads- 1m 5s
    8 threads- 1m 15s

    Go figure!

    -Seth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan
    That is pretty fast. I just rendered this with a Dual 3.02 Xeon using the default settings and it took about 55 seconds.
    49s on mine... http://www.blanos.com/benchmark/

    Cheers,
    Mike

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    Might be a setting on my machine. I don't do enough LW right now that a 10% hit will kill me though I am curious as to why the difference.
    All specs seem the same, wonder if it has to do with the motherboard or some other setting in LW.

    Ivan

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    Dual 2GHz, 1.2GB RAM.

    Raytrace: 60.3 seconds. At least three seconds faster than before.
    Tracer-Radiosity: 364.2 seconds. 16 seconds faster.
    Radiosity_ReflectiveThings: 27.6 seconds. 2.4 seconds faster.

    Roughly a 5-8 percent speed-up, just for updating the OS. Fine by me :-)

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