So, we started to build a few workstations to improve rendering performance, one day we will go on to build a render farm, :). We did render tests on 3 machines including my macbook pro 2010. *Note, we are rendering using vray 2.0 on 3ds max 2010
2 AMD Opteron 6276 16 Core Processors
64 gigs of Ram
Intel core i7 -3960x CPU @3.3ghz - 6 cores - 12 threads
Nvidia gtx 570
16 gb ram
Computer #3 (Macbook Pro 2010)
i7 2.6ghz - 4 cores, 8 threads
8gigs of ram
So we rendered the same file on all 3 machines, file has GI on, Light casche and brute force, rendering with resolution of 1920 x 1080… After the renders, we were VERY surprised at the performance of the Opteron machine.
The Macbook pro rendered the image at 16 min.
The Intel Core i7 3960x rendered the image at 5 min.
The OPTERONS rendered the image at 20 min.
We are really confused! Why is the opteron workstation taking the longest out of the two machines?! After hours of countless research, we couldnt find an answer. I assumed it has to do with the light casche, but setting it to 32 did nothing on the opteron machine.