Blender internal render or SmallLuxGPU?
What is the fastest way to render an image with Blender? I mean, which one is the render of choice if you want maximum speed during rendering? Well, if you said Blender Internal Render you are right! And to prove that, I found an interesting video that compare the performance of the Blender internal render with SmallLuxGPU. I don`t think that this type of comparison is fair, due to the fact that both render engines use a very different process to generate images. Anyway, if you want to take a look on the comparison between both renderers, check out the video below to watch how the same scene is generated by both methods. The hardware used for the test is described on the details section of the video on youtube.
In my case, I use Blender internal render for animation projects and for stills I often use either YafaRay or LuxRender.