1-98QLGO

Who throttled my new workstation (Z400)?

Discussion created by 1-98QLGO on Mar 24, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 2, 2010 by 1-98QLGO

I just discovered that my new workstation with a Xeon W3520 had the hyperthreading turned off as delivered out of the box.  No biggie I figured, until I ran a photoworks benchmark that my company has (not one of Anna Wood's).  After I saw the results, I could only say "Holy Hyperthreading Batman!".  The rendering time went from 125 seconds to 99 seconds.  I'm a little steamed thinking about how much time I have wasted now while waiting for a rendering to finish.  The punchholder ran marginally slower, about one second.

 

Anyway, just a heads up to anyone with a new workstation who uses photoworks.  Check your Bios settings to see whether or not hyperthreading is on.

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