The Celeron Killer: AMD's New Duron Processor

Floating Point Performance - 3D Studio Max 2

3D Studio Max 1 is rather old nowadays, so I started rendering the same frame under 3D Studio Max 2. The result looks a bit cooler, which is why it takes a little longer to render this frame:

Even though the software is more recent, you shouldn't expect any differences. Still this is a very important test for people who have to render very complex scenes. I know 3D-modellers who have to wait hours or even days for their scenes to get finished rendering. One or two hours more or less wait is obviously making a big difference.

The results look almost identical to the ones above. Again the AMD-processors can leave the Intel competition far behind. Duron performs identical to Thunderbird, because it is equipped with just the same FPU.