Cinebench R11.5 and POV-Ray
Cinebench R11.5 is a 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. Cinema 4D is a 3D rendering and animation suite used by animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and many others. It's very demanding of processor resources and is an excellent gauge of pure computational throughput.
This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a photorealistic 3D scene (from the viral "No Keyframes" animation by AixSponza). This scene makes use of various algorithms to stress all available processor cores. The rate at which each test system was able to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below.
The AMD FX-8350 offers improved performance over the previous-gen FX-8150 in both single and multi-threaded workloads according to Cinebench R11.5. The FX-8350 is also able to overtake the Core i5-3470 in this test and nip at the Core i7's heels.
POV-Ray, or the Persistence of Vision Ray-Tracer, is an open source tool for creating realistically lit 3D graphics artwork. We tested with POV-Ray's standard 'one-CPU' and 'all-CPU' benchmarking tools on all of our test machines, and recorded the scores reported for each. Results are measured in pixels-per-second throughput; higher scores equate to better performance.
POV-Ray proved to be somewhat of a strong point for the new FX-8350. In this benchmark, the FX-8350 once again offers improved single and multi-threaded performance over the FX-8150 and is also able to overtake all of the Intel quad-core processors. Only the 6-core, and much more expensive, Core i7-3960X was faster.