Ok, can someone clarify what the optimisations actually are in R9, as from what I read in another thread in Postforum, they appear to make no difference to some render tasks over the previous version.
Srek, you said that the optimisations are there in so far as they were in Cinebench, which according to the benchmarks, makes the rendering speed around 20% faster than non optimised, whereas the example of a rendered animation in the postforum thread gives the same render speeds for both 8.5 and 9!?
Can you help us out guys - the new features in R9 are obviously great, but as someone that is waiting for a G5 to arrive, the one thing that might really swing me into paying out the rather large upgrade fee for R9 would be knowing that I can get the speeds Cinebench says I can! - so if it DOES speed up rendering, where is the evidence of that to be found in what settings/situations?