Photoshop and 3ds max are 32-bit applications. Unfortunately, there are no versions of these software packages yet that would work in Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. Luckily, however, one of the professional 3D graphics packages is already available for x86-64. It is CINEMA 4D from MAXON. Of course, we couldn’t miss this great opportunity and tested our CPUs in this application with the help of a CINEBENCH 2003 test.
Like in 3ds max, the dual-core processor works faster than all the others during final rendering in CINEMA 4D too. Here you have to note that the final rendering speed in 64-bit work modes gets even higher, so it is definitely worth it to use dual-core 64-bit processors for tasks of this kind.
In OpenGL we can see the same effect as we have just seen in 3ds max. In this case, however, it shows itself in the native 64-bit application. The Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and the application using processor Long Mode leads to a certain performance drop. It looks we will have to blame the drivers for that again. As for the performance of our today’s hero in OpenGL tests, single-core CPUs again prove the best out here.