LAS VEGAS — Maxon (www.maxon.net/en) has announced the availability of Cinebench Release 20 (Cinebench R20), a modernized version of its cross-platform tool to benchmark computer hardware capabilities. Cinebench R20 leverages the same 3D engine in Cinema 4D Release 20 (Cinema 4D R20) to accurately evaluate CPU rendering performance capabilities across various systems and platforms. It is offered free-of-charge.
Cinebench has been used to evaluate hardware performance. Cinebench uses advanced algorithms to generate a three-dimensional scene on a computer. Cinebench scores are used by system administrators to help make purchase decisions, journalists to review hardware, hardware manufacturers to optimize their latest products, as well as computer owners to evaluate their individual system.
“Cinebench R20 reflects our engineering efforts to leverage the advancements to CPU and rendering technology in recent years,” says David McGavran, Maxon CEO. “The updated tests in Cinebench R20 deliver more accurate benchmarking measurements to reflect the performance of today’s CPUs in demanding rendering workloads.”
Cinebench R20 uses a much larger and more complex test scene than R15 requiring about 8x the computational power needed to render it. The test also requires about 4x the memory. In addition, Cinebench R20 and Cinema 4D R20 incorporate the latest rendering architectures, including integration of Intel’s Embree raytracing technology and advanced features on modern CPUs from AMD and Intel that allow users to render the same scene on the same hardware twice as fast as previously.
Cinebench R20 provides improved benchmark accuracy for current and next generation CPUs to test if a machine runs stable on a high CPU load, if the cooling solution of a desktop or notebook is sufficient for longer running tasks to deliver the full potential of the CPU, and if a machine is able to handle demanding real-life 3D tasks.