In the table below, you'll see the round-up of benchmarks results. The Prometeia system ends up with a very impressive second place , only bested by a dual Xeon 2.8b with 2048 MB RAM, 50 seconds ahead of our test system.
All scores in seconds, less is better.
*= Max5 SSE ON, or Max4.26 HT = Hyperthreading Enabled
|Dual 2.8B Xeon HT [Boxxtech]*||2048 Mb @ 266 MHz||4/7/21||15/38/214||23/30/67||419||Greg H.|
P4 firstname.lastname@example.org HT*
Mb @ 692 MHz
|Dual 2.8 Xeon [Dell]*||2048 Mb @ 800 MHz||5/7/23||16/44/267||30/39/86||517||Rob W.|
|Dual 2.4B Xeon* HT||1024 Mb @ 266 MHz||5/8/25||16/45/281||34/42/89||545||Matt V.|
|Dual 2.8B Xeon [Boxxtech]||2048 Mb @ 266 MHz||4/7/23||16/50/322||24/31/71||548||Greg H.|
For even more benchmarkresults, please visit 3DLuVr.com's benchmark database
In terms of pure rendering power, the combination of a Prometeia and a single P4 3.06 overclocked to 3.98GHz makes for an incredible price/performance ratio -- half the price of the dual Xeon system on top (starting at $4,300.00 at Boxxtech
). Surely, if you would choose to use the test system as a Max machine, you should opt for a different videocard, like the Wildcats or Quadros, SCSI disks if you do a lot of movies, and so on, but this is definitely a viable alternative to a dual Xeon system.