Intel's Sandy Bridge - the Next Gen


Results - 3ds Max 8 (SP2)

Results - 3ds Max 8 (SP2)

It's becoming clear that not all rendering applications are created equally. 3ds Max 8 saw the Sandy Bridge processors return to the top, with the 2600K just losing to the 980X in the Light Tracer scenarion, but winning narrowly in the latter scenario. For what you're paying, Sandy Bridge is looking like an excellent alternative to Intel's 6-core offering.