I just did a search for benchmarks and noticed the last one was back in February. Thought I’d ask if it’s time for another one since things have changed a bit?
Not sure if anyone has a good .blend that could be used or really what would constitute a good test for a simple benchmark. I know the benchmark that is internal to blender relies heavily on your video card alone which pretty much means nothing for render times.
Was just curious about this because I’ve finished upping my overclock a bit and had been testing it in SiSoftSandra. I’ve also been curious about how much of an effect stability has on rendering. I use Prime95 to test my stability to the point of error free for 24 hours. But blender pushes a system to the same kind of degree in many instances, causing system temperatures to rise. If your system generated an error while rendering would it crash blender? Or would it cause annomalies in the final render?
The other thing I’ve noticed was that I can use up my memory a lot faster than back in the old days. Seems like I can run out of memory in about 5 minutes with certain renders and others can take much longer. Back when I first started using blender on my 500mhz celly with only 128megs of ram it could take a full day before the system might run out of memory. I remember others leaving their systems for 3 or 4 days to finish rendering a scene, talk about patience!
Anyways just some thougts and questions.