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June 4, 2012 5:56:39 AM

I have bulldozer but here is the thing...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7PT4pOsM98
that took 3 seconds to render so what do you think a good animation would be like?
Will piledriver make a difference?

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June 4, 2012 6:01:34 AM

Thing is, C4D favors multiple cores with high clock speeds.
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June 4, 2012 6:05:50 AM





All of these took a while to render, it really depends on what you are adding into your 3d scene.
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June 4, 2012 6:11:03 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
I don't even want to know how long that last vid took to render, even with your 2600K... :ouch: 

3rd one took 8 hours, there are 2000+ cubes....
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June 4, 2012 6:12:30 AM

amuffin said:
3rd one took 8 hours, there are 2000+ cubes....


That's why I'm not into 3D rendering. :lol: 
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June 4, 2012 2:46:15 PM

Piledriver is estimated to be about 10% better than Bulldozer. Therefore, it can help with rendering performance, but it will likely not be very dramatic.

I've seen other posts where people are estimating a 20% - 25% increase in performance, but to me that's just a pipe dream. The 10% increase is a more realistic estimate.
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June 4, 2012 3:30:34 PM

jaguarskx said:
I've seen other posts where people are estimating a 20% - 25% increase in performance, but to me that's just a pipe dream. The 10% increase is a more realistic estimate.

It really depends not on just what happens to the chip, but also what improvements AMD can get Microsoft to implement.
Techreport did an interesting wright up regarding Bulldozer and Windows Thread Scheduling.
While somewhat limited in scope, they found that by manually scheduling threads they could obtain 20% better performance vs Windows scheduler in select applications.

While performance increases like this will probably not effect people like OP who constantly peg all eight cores, it is something quite interesting to keep in mind before automatically dismissing 20-25% performance increase claims.
That said, unless either Microsoft decides to patch Windows 7 or AMD changes how their cores are reported to Windows (taking a hyperthreading 1 core 2 thread approach, which is doubtful as it would kill their '8 full core' marketing :/ ), I personally believe a 0-5% IPC increase to be more realistic.
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June 4, 2012 3:45:35 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
That's why I'm not into 3D rendering. :lol: 



Me either, I don't have the patience to sit there for 8 hours. It's an unknown right now if Piledriver will be any better and if so by how much. Until benchmarks are released there is nothing you can do but wait.
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