Asus P5Q3 ReviewRA1D - November 27, 2008
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Apophysis is an open source, fractal flame editor and renderer for Windows. Fractal flames are a member of the iterated function system class of fractals created by Scot Draves. A fractal is a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into partts, each of which is a smaller copy of the whole. Natural objects that approximate fractals to a degree include lightning bolts and snow flakes. Draves' open source code was later ported into Adobe After Effects graphics software and eventually translated into Apophysis. The results display how many minutes it took to render a fractal flame; therefore, lower numbers reveal better results.
- Resolution: 2750x2048
- Quality: 500
- Limit Memory Use: 512MB
WinRAR is a shareware file archiver and data compression utility. It is one of the few applications that is able to create RAR archives natively, as the encoding method is held to be proprietary. This program provides complete support for RAR and ZIP archives with the ability to create self-extracting and multi-volume archives. Here, I compressed three files of different sizes and recorded the time it took to compled the task. The results provided were measured in seconds so lower numbers demonstrate preferable outcomes.
Apophysis results met my initial expectations as the P5Q3 and P5Q Pro completed the flame editor at the same rate while the X48 performed a bit better. RAR tests did not reveal a clear winner as scores were all over the place.