I built a new machine about a month ago and have been using it quite a bit. Until this week I have not really done to many renderings with it. Well, all I can say is wow....
A prime example are these two draft (test) images:
The image above is before any touching up and photoshopping (straight out of Revit). It took 1 hour and 12 minutes on Best. Interior with artificial and sun. I can't wait to go at this bad boy with Photoshop.
The image above took 12 minutes! On BEST. Interior with Sunlight only.
I ran some other test renderings and compared them to my Macbook Pro. Here is the result. I did not save the image but it was an exterior rendering of a library I designed last year (lots of furniture inside, curtain wall, water, blah blah) . The image was renders on medium, exterior with sunlight only (Revit Architecture 2011)
Macbook Pro : 12 minutes and 37 Seconds.
- Intel Dual Core 2.4ghz
- 4 GB ram
- Nvidia 8600m GT
- Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
Custom Built Machine : 3 Minutes and 16 Seconds
- Intel Core i7 870 - 2.9Ghz (not overclocked for this test)
- 16GB of Ram
- AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (1GB)
- Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
For those of you who would like to build a custom machine let me know in the comments and I will post the specs in a future post.