AMD Kaveri Update: A10-7800 APU Review
Cinebench R15 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 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.
We're not exactly sure why the A10-7800 slightly trailed the A8-7600 in our Cinebench tests, but rest assured these results were repeatable. We suspect the A8-7600 engineering sample we initially tested was able to attain peak turbo frequencies longer than the A10-7800.
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.
Our POV-Ray results are mostly in-line with expectations. In the multi-threaded tests, the A10-7800 outpaced the A8-7600 by a small margin, though the single-threaded results show just the opposite.