What is Cinebench?


Cinebench is an interactive cross-platform benchmark suite used by system administrators, journalists and hardware manufacturers alike to test computer hardware capabilities for 3D rendering. Cinebench is used by system administrators, journalists and hardware manufacturers for purchase decisions, reviews and product optimization purposes.

Cinebench 2024 features the powerful new Redshift render engine to evaluate single and multi-core CPU performance, and reinstate GPU benchmarking that had previously been unavailable in previous releases.

CPU Rendering

No matter if you are an artist, hobbyist, or business user; CPU processing speed is critical to any digital content creation project – especially 3D rendering, which requires enormous processing power. Cinebench benchmarking tools provide invaluable insight into your computer’s performance under such demanding workloads.

Cinebench was developed by Maxon, makers of 3D animation software Cinema 4D. This popular CPU benchmarking utility measures your system’s hardware capabilities through a series of tests designed to assess both single- and multithreaded performance, using an inbuilt version of Redshift render a test scene, producing an score that’s displayed after each test is complete. Cinebench provides invaluable data that’s helpful when making purchasing decisions, reviewing hardware reviews or tracking CPU performance over time.

Cinebench version 2024 brings with it some significant modifications that will transform how you use it. Most notably, Cinebench now utilizes a different rendering engine which supports AMD and Intel hardware running both macOS and Windows, Maxon’s Redshift renderer was specifically created to be more energy-efficient than its predecessor and take better advantage of CPUs with multiple cores.

One of the major advantages of Cinebench 2.0 is that it now displays both single- and multithreaded scores for accurate monitoring of CPU performance, especially useful when testing multithreaded applications and workloads. This new feature can give users a much clearer picture of their computer’s overall performance versus simply single core scores alone.

Cinebench 2024 also features a 10-minute thermal throttling test designed to put your CPU under stress and assess how well it handles the strain of multithreaded testing, which may increase system temperatures considerably and potentially result in thermal throttling in certain cases. This is particularly helpful as Cinebench 2024 multithreaded tests may result in elevated system temperatures which might potentially trigger thermal throttling if tested repeatedly on one thread.

Cinebench’s current version also removes the ability to compare scores with those from other CPU benchmarking utilities and instead assigns you a fixed score, likely as part of Maxon’s strategy to eliminate variables and make it simpler for users to evaluate how their system compares with others’ systems. That being said, Cinebench remains an excellent way to gauge rendering performance of your CPU.

GPU Rendering

Cinebench was developed by the company behind Cinema 4D animation software, and has become an indispensable CPU and GPU benchmark over the past decade. PC enthusiasts and hardware reviewers (such as ourselves here at TechSpot) alike use Cinebench to test the performance of their systems using standard scene files rendered repeatedly to measure how quickly a system performs this task; results from other systems can then be compared against one another to help make an informed decision as to which hardware piece would best suit a workload or project.

Cinebench 2024 has been overhauled, featuring two major modifications: Redshift for CPU and GPU rendering testing, as well as wider platform compatibility. Maxon also provided an unified benchmarking scene, improved user interface (UI), and other under-the-hood enhancements for improved results.

GPU rendering has become an invaluable component of numerous workflows, particularly those involving complex 3D projects that demand large amounts of memory and computing power. GPU-accelerated processing can dramatically decrease render times for designers, gamers and others – saving valuable time.

Cinebench, however, only conducts CPU-based benchmarks and therefore lacks the capacity to detect issues with other hardware components like GPU and RAM. Furthermore, its purpose was designed for use with Cinema 4D software; as a result, other 3D applications may not accurately represent its results.

Cinebench has responded to these restrictions by introducing Redshift for GPU rendering as part of its long-running CPU benchmark, targeting creative workflows which use graphics cards as accelerators for their CPU-based rendering tasks. This addition comes at a time when more creative applications rely on graphics cards to speed up rendering tasks than ever before.

Cinebench will still use its original scene file to evaluate CPU performance; however, now it also measures GPU performance using this same scene file and measuring total render times in seconds. However, as Cinebench cannot accurately record how much wall power was necessary during testing, users should keep an eye on their energy usage throughout.

Multi-Core Rendering

Cinebench from Maxon (makers of 3D software Cinema 4D), is a free CPU and GPU benchmarking program which measures how well your computer renders complex images. You can compare its test results against those from other computers to understand where your hardware stands relative to others’; IT administrators, journalists and hardware manufacturers frequently utilize Cinebench when testing new or existing hardware products.

Cinebench 2024 provides an objective test to measure your system’s ability to render 3D images repeatedly for an extended period, then record them. While traditionally focused on CPU testing, Maxon has simplified benchmarking by creating one consistent scene file for both CPU and GPU testing, making it easy to assess their impact on performance.

Cinebench’s multi-core CPU tests take advantage of hyperthreading to allow each core to simultaneously execute two tasks at the same time, increasing test performance with additional cores installed and memory speed being factored into calculations – so having sufficient RAM installed is key in running these tests quickly and successfully.

Cinebench provides multiple-core CPU tests that should help ensure optimal hardware performance. When conducting these tests, make sure any programs or background processes that could impede its functioning are closed and sufficient cooling provided to prevent your computer from overheating during testing.

Cinebench’s GPU tests are considerably more rigorous than its old versions, requiring significantly more memory to run and employing multiple threads to perform calculations. As such, fast graphics cards with many cores will help produce better results than slower ones. To compare your results against those from other systems you can click “Compare” button in main Cinebench window; comparison window will then display top 10 results from most recent run as well as options to view them by location or date range.

Game Rendering

No matter if you are an artist, designer, or visual effects professional – creating stunning 3D graphics requires powerful hardware. Cinebench uses industry-standard benchmarking techniques to assess how well your computer performs when handling demanding graphic tasks. This information is vital when assessing equipment performance as well as upgrading for maximum processing power and improved productivity.

The program works by rendering a three-dimensional scene on your system and then comparing the result with results from other systems, creating a ranking table where the best systems appear at the top and worst ones at the bottom. Your results can then be compared against any running the same test by choosing from among a list or entering an arbitrary model number into its field of comparison.

Cinebench has long been one of the premier CPU benchmarking programs, yet until now was unable to accurately assess GPU performance. Maxon has made amends with version 2024 by updating their render engine and providing a GPU benchmark.

Cinebench 2024 tests, like its CPU counterpart, use a consistent image to gauge rendering speed and multi-core processor capabilities. But instead of testing openGL performance directly, this benchmark tests GPU performance with Redshift –a popular rendering engine recently acquired by Maxon.

Cinebench 2024 now allows users to customize the GPU test experience by providing custom workload options, giving you greater control over rendering to suit individual requirements. For example, if you want to assess video game graphics performance accurately then you could tailor your workload settings so they reflect game graphics settings and scene complexity.

The new version also incorporates a memory benchmark, which is particularly important given that many modern creative projects involve large amounts of memory. This test measures your system’s ability to manage memory-intensive tasks by evaluating processor and graphics card performance under various load conditions.

Cinebench R23’s CPU and GPU benchmarks both require 10 minutes for their benchmark runs, after which your score will appear in the bottom left of the app window. You may wish to adjust settings as desired to obtain more precise scores; online rankings tables allow easy comparison of how your system stands against others.

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