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Intel® Xeon® Processor 3400 Series - Digital Content Creation

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Intel® Xeon® processor 3400 sequence

Intel® Xeon® processor 3400 series-based professional workstations deliver intelligent, high-performance for engineers, animators, and analysts.

Digital content creation megatasking performance

Intel® Xeon® processor 3400 series - Digital Content Creation

Benchmark description

Autodesk Maya 2009* Mental Ray* render and SPECapc* for 3ds Max* 9.0—graphics and hardware shader

Autodesk Maya 2009 Mental Ray render runs at background on number-of-processor minus one processors. It renders an ASCII scene without graphic in background while SPECapc* for 3ds Max* 9.0—graphics and hardware shader runs on one logical processor in the foreground. Time (seconds) elapse is reported when workloads are finished. Elapsed time is then converted to jobs/day as final score.

Configuration details

Benchmarks: DCC MegaTasking* v 3.0 - Autodesk Maya 2009* Mental Ray* render and SPECapc* for 3ds Max* 9.0—graphics and hardware shader

Baseline configuration and score on benchmark: Intel® Software Development Platform (Intel® SDP) D3C91 with one Intel® Core™2 processor Q9650 (3.00GHz, 2x6MB L2 cache, 1333MHz system bus, C0 stepping, 130W TDP, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled), BIOS version BTX3810J.86A.0779.2007.0828.1721, 8GB (4x2GB DDR3-1333 ECC UDIMM) memory, one NVIDIA Quadro* FX 1800, NVIDIA* graphic driver version 191.66 (using 3D APP-default global settings, vertical sync off), one 21" LCD display (1280x1024, 32bit color quality, 75Hz), one 150GB 10000RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s hard disk, Microsoft Windows XP* Professional x64 Edition SP2 OS. Source: Intel internal testing as of December 2009. Score: 370.27.

New configuration and score on benchmark: Intel® Software Development Platform (Intel® SDP) D3CD2 system with one Intel® Xeon® processor X3470 (quad-core, 2.93 GHz, 8MB L3 cache, 4.8GT/s QPI, B1 stepping, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled), BIOS version CGIBX 1.65 X64, 8GB memory (4x 2GB DDR3-1333 ECC UDIMM), one NVIDIA Quadro* FX 1800, NVIDIA* graphic driver version 191.66 (using 3D APP-default global settings, vertical sync off), one 21" LCD display (1280x1024, 32bit color quality, 75Hz), one 150 GB SATA 10000RPM HDD, Microsoft Windows XP* Professional x64 Edition SP2 OS. Source: Intel internal testing as of December 2009. Score: 499.88.

New configuration and score on benchmark: Intel® Software Development Platform (Intel® SDP) D3CA2 with one Intel® Xeon® processor W3580 (3.33GHz, 8MB L3 cache, 6.4GT/s QPI, D0 stepping, 130W TDP, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, C1E enabled), BIOS version SOX5810J.86A.4014.2009.0507.1930, 12GB (3x4GB DDR3-1333 ECC UDIMM) memory, one NVIDIA Quadro* FX 5800, NVIDIA* graphic driver version 182.65 (using 3D APP-default global settings, vertical sync off), one external 21" LCD display (1280x1024, 32bit color quality, 75Hz), one 74GB 10000RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s hard disk, Microsoft Windows XP* Professional x64 Edition SP2 OS. Source: Intel internal testing as of June 2009. Score: 647.19.

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