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June 29, 2012 3:59:29 AM

Hi all,

I just bought a new PC with dual processor to run 3DS Max but the render speed is almost the same with my old i5 PC, any idea what go wrong? please see below the specification of both pc:

New PC
Processor: Dual Xeon E5606 2.13GHz (4 core)
Mother board: Asus server board Z8NA-D6
RAM: 6 nos of Kingston DDR 3 PC1333 4GB
Graphic: Leadtek Winfast Nvidia Quadro 2000D 1GB
Hardisk: Corsair 120GB Sata 3 force solid state (OS) + WD 1TB (data)
Power: Seasonic 1050 watts X Series PSU
OS: Windows 7 ultimate
Programe: 3DS max
Render time with 3DS max: 1 hour 37 mins

Old PC
Processor: i5-2300 2.8GHz (4 core)
Mother board: Gigabyte GA81945P-G
RAM: 3 nos of Kingston DDR 3 2GB
Graphic: Gigabyte Nvidia Geforce GTS 450 1GB
Hardisk: WD 1 TB
Power: Don't know what model
OS: Windows 7 ultimate
Programe: 3DS max + other programs
Render time with 3DS max: 1 hour 53 mins

I can't believe that the difference in render time is only 16 min!!!
Any thing go wrong with the hardware?

Thanks a lot for your help!!
a c 134 à CPUs
July 1, 2012 1:42:32 AM

You went from a four core sandy bridge processor to a slower older 4 core processor.
Add a scratch disk.

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a c 96 à CPUs
July 1, 2012 10:59:25 AM
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superbt said:
Hi all,

I just bought a new PC with dual processor to run 3DS Max but the render speed is almost the same with my old i5 PC, any idea what go wrong? please see below the specification of both pc:

New PC
Processor: Dual Xeon E5606 2.13GHz (4 core)
Mother board: Asus server board Z8NA-D6
RAM: 6 nos of Kingston DDR 3 PC1333 4GB
Graphic: Leadtek Winfast Nvidia Quadro 2000D 1GB
Hardisk: Corsair 120GB Sata 3 force solid state (OS) + WD 1TB (data)
Power: Seasonic 1050 watts X Series PSU
OS: Windows 7 ultimate
Programe: 3DS max
Render time with 3DS max: 1 hour 37 mins

Old PC
Processor: i5-2300 2.8GHz (4 core)
Mother board: Gigabyte GA81945P-G
RAM: 3 nos of Kingston DDR 3 2GB
Graphic: Gigabyte Nvidia Geforce GTS 450 1GB
Hardisk: WD 1 TB
Power: Don't know what model
OS: Windows 7 ultimate
Programe: 3DS max + other programs
Render time with 3DS max: 1 hour 53 mins

I can't believe that the difference in render time is only 16 min!!!
Any thing go wrong with the hardware?

Thanks a lot for your help!!


The E5606 units are older low-end Westmere based parts with a lot of the cache disabled, the memory controllers locked at a low speed, and effectively clocked about 50% slower than the i5-2300. Applications don't scale perfectly with increasing core count, this behavior is about what you should expect. If you want better performance, change those E5606s out for faster six-core Westmeres like two X5650s or better.
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a c 134 à CPUs
July 1, 2012 8:36:13 PM

but still add at least a scratch disk.
July 3, 2012 3:36:44 AM

Thanks guys for your answer and suggestion.
July 10, 2012 1:17:38 AM

Best answer selected by superbt.
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