Mac/Win Performance Tests

Started by ajoe, September 08, 2008, 09:22:35 am

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jo

Hi elipsis1,

Quote from: elipsis1 on March 15, 2012, 04:44:02 pm
Quote from: jo on September 10, 2008, 08:55:44 pm
right now TG2 doesn't scale well beyond 4 cores and gets slower once you go over that.


On my Macbook Pro i7 machine, should I limit the cores to 4 then?


No, definitely not! That was really old information, from 2008, and things have moved on significantly since then. Multithreading performance is massively improved in the Mac version. OS X 10.6 helped a lot too, because 10.5 had some performance issues itself which were slowing TG2 (and other apps) down.

Right now TG2 will happily use all the cores you've got. The rate performance increases with more cores (otherwise known as scaling) isn't perfect but it's pretty good.  On my Mac Pro I leave the thread settings at their defaults and always render with 16 threads.

Regards,

Jo

elipsis1

Wow, I see now why you guys have that red warning about posting to an old thread (120 days or older)!

Thanks for clearing that up! LOL

I need to pay more attention to the times and dates of the original posts!

whew!