Intel Goes DDR - Do We Really Care?

3D-Rendering: Newtek Lightwave

Intel's 850 and RDRAM claims to be a high-end and high-performance solution. Yet it cannot put itself in scene, as the rendering benchmark is absolutely dependent on CPU performance - and the CPU clock. The P4X266A motherboard from Asus runs Pentium 4 slightly overclocked at 2035 MHz - making it the fastest platform in this benchmark. That's not how a benchmark comparison should be won though!

Linux-Kompilierung: Suse Linux 7.3 / Kernel 2.4.13

When compiling the latest Linux kernel, the VIA P4X266A is the fastest platform, requiring 247.6 seconds - while the i845 and PC133 SDRAM is considerably slower, consuming 296 seconds. What a difference!