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    CPU benchmark 3Ddmax Mental Ray

    With the new opportunity to free upgrade to 3D max, most of us will need to know what are the benchmarks for different "recent" CPUs in a "recent" version of 3D max in a multithread scalable renderer engine like Mental Ray (free for those that have 3d Max).

    As you will find out, most on the benchmarks on the internet for rendering in 3D max are syntetic tests (usually builded on an old 3dmax2009) that are using the default skyline engine witch (as i understand) it not scales good on multi threads. Anyway nobody render in skyline anymore so that kind of benchmarks are not so good for us.

    After some googling i`ve find a local site (anadtech like) that has a very interesting article for us. They have a render scene, free for download, that use mental ray engine and that was used to make the benchmark tests for the new CPUs out there (also for overclocked versions). So you can compare the results with your own processor. Just download, open the Max trial, and press render. At the end in the down left corner of the window (of 3d max aplication not the render picture) you will see the render time.

    The team behind the site has real professionists (they won MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011 for EMEA -europe/middle est/africa, one of the members also being "en titre" world champion at Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship). The platforms used for test are listed on the first pages of the review if you are interested.

    Ok, here there are the things that are interesting for us (google translated versions)

    also the results picture is attached.

    The scene used for testing is avaliable to download here

    Good luck with testing.
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    Last edited by gaby424; May 14, 2011, 11:27 AM.

    Also for iray engine renderer (also free in max2012) we have a nice faq about the hardware needed. At the end of the page (the white part) we have info about material limitations for iray (it is from max2011 the info, so maybe in max2012 may differ in a good way).


      My benchmark was
      Rendering Time 0:24:42
      Translation Time 0:00:41
      CPU Intel Core i7 CPU Q720 @ 1.60GHz (8 CPUs), ~1.6Ghz
      OS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
      MEMORY 8192MB RAM
      Juan Carlos Moreno
      Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
      Sisley Cosmetics


        I didn`t intended to put people to show their results, only to consult the best numbers out there. But if you wanted then why not

        Here are my numbers

        My benchmark was
        Rendering Time 0:18:48 aka 1128sec
        Translation Time 0:00:41

        So a 2007-2008 comp generation is 3 time slower than the top of that chart

        OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

        CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (OVERCLOCKED 3.52 GHZ)
        Max Clock Speed: 2.39 GHz
        Number of Processors: 1
        Number of Logical Processors: 4

        Total Physical Memory: 4.00 GB
        BANK0: 2.00 GB @ 667 MHz
        BANK2: 2.00 GB @ 667 MHz

        Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
        Graphics RAM: 320 MB
        Driver version:


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