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So, I finally got to put my sig-rig to the real rendering test today. Had to output a virtual Quicktime file (The ones you can rotate an object in and all) and decided: hey, why not test out different rendering speeds?

The test was 700 frames of the same object rotated around the centered X, Y, Z axis. The object was a Band with a few different textures and mild lighting applied to bring out grooves, niches, and fabrics. I would show a still of the object but I signed an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) that says "Better not do that or you're gonna get it!

Here are my results: (All in OS X 10.4.9 with all updates. Cinema

G5 Dual Core (Late 05 | Final release ) : 02:02:07 (two hours and two minutes)

Intel Core 2 Dual Core (E6600) @ 3.5ghz + DDR2-1100 : 00:52:25

Intel Core 2 Quad Core @ 2.4 Ghz : 00:41:23 (Forty-One Minutes!)

Intel Core 2 Quad Core @ 3.01 Ghz: 00:31:06 (Thirty-one Minutes!)


So, as to be expected, it's a hefty improvement over a Dual Core G5. But not only that... I shaved 10 minutes off of my Render time by OCing to 3GHZ!!!!!

That's rather amazing and I can only expect even better results with G0 Stepping and p35 Gigabyte board.

Proof that stock sucks... OVERCLOCK!!!

P.S: My P35 Board is here! Got here a day earlier than expected; gotta love NewEgg.
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Grats.. now shoot for 4ghz when you get that G0 quad
     
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Nice... I have C4D for Windows... I have no tested it yet!!
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Oh you KNOW I am. A 4Ghz Quad is LOVE. I can't imagine how much work I could get done in such short amounts of time. And we all know time = More money for me!

I just can't believe that such a small OC shaved a complete 10 minutes off of my final Render. That's truly astounding, to me.
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Nice one there Audi, I've always wanted to see a comparison between a G5 (you don't have a quad core laying around somewhere do you?) and a C2Q. I'm going to send this to my friend who does a lot of HD editing using Final Cut on a G5... this will make him want to cry

Have fun with your new board. Does OSX kick and scream every time you change the hardware?
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I think it'll kick-and-scream this time because of ICH9 or whatever. Otherwise, I think I'll be good! Going from Gigabyte to Gigabyte might be the reason.

And no, no Quad G5's lying around though I have a feeling I'd definitely out-perform those.

It's DEFINITELY worth the INtel switch, man. I was blown away when comparing the G5 Dual to this Quad and I am sure it would be different with an Intel Quad as well. He needs to invest especially if he's using Final Cut.

I can walk through Final Cut Pro 6, 1080p content editing with multiple streams on the timeline and only have to render external sound!!
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Quote:
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I can walk through Final Cut Pro 6, 1080p content editing with multiple streams on the timeline and only have to render external sound!!
He's gonna like that!

Let's see if I can convince him, problem is he is in dire need of more storage (after just setting up a 1.5 TB RAID 5 file server a few months back), 1080p content just takes up so much space.
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It does, your'e absolutely right. Blu Ray is going to be a great alternative to storage when A) Media prices come down and B) Prices of Dual layer burners come down to allow 50GB of storage a Disc.

Also, Apple ProRes 4:2:2 and DVCpro HD are great codecs. Although DVCproHD is QUITE noisey, it's still efficient as hell.
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Good point, archiving could be a great alternative once the media prices come down like you mentioned.

You lost me with the codecs, I know next to squat about media editing and encoding...but I'll be sure to mention it to him.
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And now the same render results from the Dual Core!

Intel Core 2 Dual Core (E6600) @ 3.5ghz + DDR2-1100 : 00:52:25

Quad Core is definitely for the win. 20+ Minutes on the same render WITH faster ram and a faster clock speed?

I need my Quad back. ;___;
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