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bf-blender 2005-15-05 AMD64 Python 2.4 (UPDATED)

Posted: Mon May 16, 2005 1:35 am
by TheProducer
For all AMD64 users out there, here is a build of the bf-blender source as of 2005-15-05 for x86_64 systems. This is my first build, so if there is any problems, just let me know.

GameEngine enabled
Uses Python 2.4
Only runs on x86_64 versions of Linux. I built this on Ubuntu 5.04.

Download Here

I'll be glad to do another build when the official 2.37 is released, and of Tuhopuu if I can find the sources.

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Posted: Mon May 16, 2005 2:09 pm
by Panther
Haven't tried it yet, but...

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It's always good to know there's another AMD64 user. :wink:

I'll give it a try later.

Posted: Mon May 16, 2005 6:46 pm
by Auteuro
I know this has been asked before, but I haven't found a straight answer yet:
Do the 64-bit builds give significant performance gains compared to 32-bit builds (e.g., rendering times, etc.)? If so, roughly how big are the gains you're seeing? I guess a test between 64- and 32-bit builds on the same 64-bit machine would be a good enough test. Sorry if I missed the answer somewhere, and thanks for any info...

Auteuro

Posted: Mon May 16, 2005 9:53 pm
by TheProducer
I know this has been asked before, but I haven't found a straight answer yet:
Do the 64-bit builds give significant performance gains compared to 32-bit builds (e.g., rendering times, etc.)? If so, roughly how big are the gains you're seeing? I guess a test between 64- and 32-bit builds on the same 64-bit machine would be a good enough test. Sorry if I missed the answer somewhere, and thanks for any info...

Auteuro
I have both a AMD Athlon 2400+ (2.0), and a AMD Athlon64 3200+ (2.0), and from my own experiences, rendering is faster here on my 64bit machines, especially in raytracing. I'm going to very quickly upgrade my other machine to a 64 as well.

However, i've seen people say repeatedly that there is no real speed increase....so far I haven't found that to be true.

Posted: Tue May 17, 2005 8:44 pm
by Auteuro
TheProducer wrote:I have both a AMD Athlon 2400+ (2.0), and a AMD Athlon64 3200+ (2.0), and from my own experiences, rendering is faster here on my 64bit machines, especially in raytracing.
Thanks! Can you throw out just a rough percentage figure for the improvement (or if you want to be more precise, that's fine, too :) )?

Auteuro

Posted: Wed May 18, 2005 5:32 am
by ideasman
I found my AMD3500-64bit (running in 32bit mode linux) to be 30% overall faster then my 32-Bit-AMD-XP 3200.

- Cam

Posted: Wed May 18, 2005 11:15 pm
by Auteuro
ideasman wrote:I found my AMD3500-64bit (running in 32bit mode linux) to be 30% overall faster then my 32-Bit-AMD-XP 3200.

- Cam
Assuming all other relevant system components/conditions are comparable, this is quite an improvement! The reason I've been asking is that I just put together an Athlon 64 system for a family member, and it was hard for me to let it go when I was done! :D Until then, I hadn't realized how affordable it was to go 64-bit, and now I have been bitten by the upgrade bug. But improving Blender rendering times is probably my biggest justification for an upgrade, so I wanted some evidence of that. Thanks to all for the answers! I don't want to hijack this thread any more than I have already, so please consider my question sufficiently answered... :D

Auteuro

Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 10:18 am
by TheProducer
Great!

2.37 is on the verge of being finially released, and as soon as it is, i'll do another x86_64 build of the stable sources.

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 9:11 am
by sanmadjack
2.37 is out, we gonna see any of that compiled goodness? I tried compiling it myself, but I keep getting hung up on these openal undefined references that I can't figure out how to make go away. Thanks for helping us 64-bit boys (and girls, if they are indeed around) out ^_^

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:30 am
by TheProducer
An AMD64 Build of 2.37 is on it's way! I'll post a link to it by tonight at the latest!

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:39 am
by TheProducer
Blender 2.37 for AMD64 Processors is now available:

http://www.projectsiteweb.com/others/os ... d64.tar.gz

Enjoy

Any problems or comments, just email me or reply here (I don't come here as often).