Originally Posted by meay_helmet
Not true. I use 3D Studio Max, and i found that my old comp still rendered faster with a 7900GT and an atholon 3500+ compared to my laptop that has a 7600go and a core2duo.
Rendering is both CPU and GPU intensive, but with workstation cards you should definately see a performance gain in rendering over a gaming card for the same price.
Well, there must be other reasons why one machine renders faster, other then the graphics card.
Here is a website dedicated to 3ds max and its benchmarks, and guess what? They never mention or test GPU performance in any way. Do you know why? Because...
Benchmarking 3ds max
There have been many efforts to come up with new and better benchmarks for the current CPU-bound rendering technology.
CPU-bound technology, not GPU.
Now lets go over to Boxx technology and look at there render nodes (computers designed for one purpose, rendering).
BOXX :: We Know VFX. And It Shows. :: R8300
If you click on configure, one might wonder why you can't configure the GPU. With so many GPUs to choose from why wouldn't you? Well I'll tell you, because it doesn't matter what GPU you have, its all CPU like I said before. Infact it has a...