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Old November 1st, 2006, 09:55 AM   #16
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There is (or was) a big issue with the SATA drive controller in the Mac Pros that was news item a month or two ago.

The controller was only running at 3MB/sec with the driver included in SP2, and it can't be changed after Windows install. You have to slipstream the correct driver in your install disc.

As you can imagine, a drive speed limitation like that really mucks up some works.

http://macprojournal.com/xp.html

[edit: I guess Apple was able to fix the problem on their end, and they did with a firmware update. Read the page]
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Old November 1st, 2006, 10:58 AM   #17
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Yeah, that's not really a problem anymore. If you have the latest firmware
you're goot SATA speed wise.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 05:56 PM   #18
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These results are for the original rendertest.veg, not the new one. You can download it from:
http://www.vasst.com/resource.aspx?i...c-a7f431ebd02d
Remember to set best rendering mode. The file --> render dialog will override other settings, so be sure to set best mode there.
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 04:24 PM   #19
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My laptop:
Winbook T230, core duo, 1.66ghz, 2 gig ram, sata hard drive with Vegas 7.0b build 151

My first try got totally out of the ballpark results, 3:00, that's right three minutes!! So I changed to the "good" setting and got :37, very strange. I then retried at best and got :52.

With the strange results of 3 minutes, I rebooted the computer and ran the test again and the times stood.

good = :37
best = :52

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Old December 13th, 2006, 10:57 PM   #20
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Incredible rendertest score

Well, I started this thread as I was disappointed with the MacPro's performance on the rendertest. I saw that it only used two of the four cores when processing the test.

Tonite I was rendering something that was going to take 28 minutes. During that render I looked at task manager and saw that all four cores were being utilized.

I ran the rendertest while rendering the other project and beat my old score, coming in the low 30's. So when it finished the larger project I ran the rendertest again. Vegas 7.0 set to best quality.

15 seconds flat! See the attached .bmp file.
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Old December 13th, 2006, 11:04 PM   #21
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Couldn't make attachment work. Here's a URL for the file:

http://www.virtualcharley.com/rendertest2.jpg

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Old December 14th, 2006, 09:12 PM   #22
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Thanks for the results Charley! Also thanks for sending me a message... sometimes I miss messages on this board (and wouldn't have seen your addition).

We'll probably need to come up with a new rendertest soon...

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14s - Intel QX6700 4 cores @ 2.66ghz
SOURCE: John Cline @ http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/for...ssageID=496672

15s - Macpro 2X2.66ghz dual core Intel processors (Vegas 7; old result was 45s)
SOURCE: Charley Gallagher @ http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=78558

19s - Intel Core 2 Duo overclocked @ 3.56ghz (*overclocked systems should be tested for stability)
SOURCE: ro_max@http://www.sonymediasoftware....howMessage.asp?ForumID=4&MessageID=497038

27s - Overclocked Intel E6300 @ 2.33Ghz (266mhz FSB --> 333mhz, 2MB cache, 1.86ghz originally; V6d; V7b = 28s)
SOURCE: Guy Bruner @ http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/for...694&Replies=31

28s - Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo (Vegas 6d; 2.4ghz, 4MB cache)
SOURCE: Emailed submission.

34s - Intel E6300 Core 2 Duo (Vegas 6d; 35s in Vegas 7b)
SOURCE: Guy Bruner @ http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/for...694&Replies=31

39s - AMD X2 4600+
SOURCE: JohnnyRoy @ http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/for...3138&Replies=4

*39s/74s - AMD X2 4400+ (Toledo core, 2X2.2ghz, 2X1MB cache, no dual channel memory, Vegas 6.0b)
SOURCE: philfort@ http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/for...447&Replies=26

*39s - AMD X2 4400+ overclocked to 2420mhz
SOURCE: Jayster @ http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/for...5519&Replies=0

*40s/76s - AMD X2 4400+ (Toledo core, 2X2.2ghz, 2X1MB cache, no dual channel memory, Vegas 6.0b)
SOURCE: TheRhino@ http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/for...239&Replies=61

44s - Pentium D 3.0ghz
SOURCE: GMElliot @ http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/for...ssageID=454055
see also: http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/for...3138&Replies=8 (45s)

45s - Macpro 2X2.66ghz dual core Intel processors (Vegas 6)
SOURCE: Charley Gallagher @ http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=78558

47s - Core Duo 1.83Ghz (laptop)
SOURCE: FrigidNDEditing @ http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/for...7142&Replies=3
SOURCE: GMElliot @ http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/for...ssageID=454055

*75s - P4 3.6ghz overclocked from 3.0 Pentium. A new 5xx-series 3.6ghz should be as fast or slightly slower.
SOURCE: Stormcrow@ http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/for...239&Replies=57

78s- AMD64 3700+ (san diego core??? [2.2ghz, 1MB cache], vegas 6, dual channel RAM)
SOURCE: Charley Gallgher@ http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...8&page=2&pp=15

*78s- P4 3.2 overclocked to 3.8ghz (Northwood core???, 800FSB [it's overclocked, so the FSB is actually higher])
SOURCE: jamcas@ http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/for...ssageID=256422

79s- AMD64 3400+ (unknown core, Vegas 6)
SOURCE: Charley Gallagher@ http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...8&page=2&pp=15

89s- 3.0E Pentium Prescott (865 chipset, dual channel RAM, Vegas 5)
SOURCE: Glenn Chan@ http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/for...239&Replies=57

90s - 2.8ghz Pentium (Prescott)
SOURCE: TalawaMan@ http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/for...ssageID=262716

90s - Opteron 246 2.0ghz X 2 (dual channel memory, old 2004 core, *VEGAS 5*)
SOURCE: rohde@ http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/for...ssageID=256422
*Please keep in mind Vegas6 has optimizations for dual processors, while Vegas 5 does not.

93s - AMD64 3200+ (2004, so probably old core)
SOURCE: PH125@ http://mediasoftware.sonypictures.co...ssageID=256422
99s is Sid Phillip's report in the same thread.

95s - AMD64 3000+ (2.00ghz, 512kb cache, single channel, socket 754, 2004 core)
SOURCE: ibliss@ http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/for...ssageID=256422

114s - Pentium-M 1.7ghz laptop
SOURCE: The_Jeff@ http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/for...ssageID=262716

128s - Sempron 2400+ 1.4ghz (Palmero core, S754, 256KB cache)
SOURCE: Glenn Chan
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