POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 9
The Persistence Of Vision Ray tracer (POV-Ray) is a rather famous and commonly used application used for benchmarking many platforms. POV-Ray is freely available from www.pov-ray.org and best of all, the source code can be downloaded for appropriate uses, such as porting to other platforms (currently only Windows, OS X and Linux (i386) are supported). POV-Ray includes a standard benchmarking scene, which was used with unmodified settings. POV-Ray 3.7 is a beta version that adds SMP, SMT and x86-64 support to version 3.6; quite a few changes all at once. The current beta version is 10, but did not work with either platform, so version 9 was used. The benchmark was run in both serial and SMP mode.