Mac Pro 8-core 2.26g (6GB) faster than old Mac Pro 8-core 3.2GHz(16GB) maxwell render

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by arfwedson, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. arfwedson macrumors newbie

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    Hi to all,

    Just got a new Mac Pro 8-core 2.26ghz 6GB that has just beaten the old Mac Pro 8-core 3.2GHz 16GB.

    Maxwell test file: sculpture.mxs (www.benchwell.com)

    Scores

    New Mac Pro 8-core 2.26ghz 6GB

    Benchmark - 1613.28
    Render Time - 6m38s

    Old Mac Pro 8-core 3.2GHz 16GB

    Benchmark - 1459.33
    Render Time - 7m21s
     
  2. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Wow impressive! Just when I decided to hold off the purchase you post this!! Damn you!! :D
     
  3. amoergosum macrumors 6502

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    That sounds great...especially since I'm just about to order a new Mac Pro.
     
  4. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Are you getting the 2.26GHz model? I'm starting to feel better about the 2.26GHz model now after some benchmarks have come in. At first I wanted the 2.66GHz, now it seems the 2.26GHz is more than enough especially being $1400 cheaper. I mean whats a minute difference in waiting for rendering to finish as to the 2.93GHz which costs $2600 more?

    In most cases it seems to be faster than the 3.2GHz 8 core of last gen.
     
  5. MCHR macrumors regular

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    Are these your personal results? I don't see the 2.26 posted on the link you provided.

    Thx
     
  6. tobyg macrumors 6502a

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  7. arfwedson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, just personal results.
    Publishing results is currently unaviable.
     
  8. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    A minute in that test is a heck of a lot!!!

    But be sure not to confuse the fact that he's comparing the 2.26 2009 machine with the older processors in the 2008 or previous machines. The 2.93 may be two times the speed of the 2008 machine or even more.
     
  9. MCHR macrumors regular

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    Just for relevance to a real world situation, how would a Maxwell render apply to workflow?

    Is it a render similar to Maya mental Ray, a Photoshop image/filter, or (?) Just asking, since I'm not familiar with the Maxwell benchmark. Thx.
     
  10. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    Maxwell would be closest to Maya mental ray...it's a render plug-in for 3D modeling programs.



    Unfortunately, its not as fast as I was hoping it would be...in Australia, Mac Pros have effectively gone up $1,000 (which is crippling for a student). I was looking at the old 2.8GHz octo, but now for the same money i only get a 2.66GHz quad
    /vent
     
  11. rylin macrumors 6502

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    Be glad it's not worse.
    In Sweden, you can't even get a quad for the same price as the old 2.8 octo, and Apple Sweden don't carry refurbs either.

    At least the USD seems to be going down enough atm. that importing would be a good option.
     
  12. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    Yeah, Maya. But this is anti-workflow. :D When this is going all your machine belonged to us. :D
     

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