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aglick
04-23-2007, 06:48 PM
Hi All,

FYI -

In our initial testing, the new rendering engine in After Effects CS3 is 50% more efficient than in CS2.

Our test file, totalbenchmark_AE6.aep rendered over 50% faster in CS3 than in CS2. We enabled the multiprocessing option ("Render multiple frames simlutaneously") in the Preferences. (With this option disabled, the renders were only slightly faster than in CS2)

stage 1 - 16 secs.
stage 2 - 245 secs.

(dual Xeon 5355's)

WOW!

This was on a XP32 system with 4GB of RAM. The test render actually used up all available system RAM, so my feeling is that the render will be even faster on a 64bit system with abundant RAM.

This will be my next test.

Cheers,
Adam
BOXX labs

mackdadd
04-23-2007, 09:15 PM
I have Boxx with dual Opterons, currently with 3 gigs on the front proc and 1 gig on the back one (James or Randall in tech help had me configure it that way cuz of windows XP not recognizing it all). Can I expect the same awesome performance boost?

sean

aglick
04-23-2007, 09:19 PM
I would think so.

You might want to give it a try yourself...

http://labs.adobe.com/

You can download the same code that we have...


Cheers,

Adam
BOXX Labs

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