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Cinebench R10 is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. Cinema 4D is a 3D rendering and animation tool suite used by 3D animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and many others. It's very demanding of system processor resources and is an excellent gauge of pure computational throughput.
This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The rate at which each test system was able to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below.
Like Kribibench, Cinebench is another rendering test that can take full advantage of all the cores available in the new Athlon quads. Once again we see the cheaper Athlons beating out the Phenom II. They also remain very competitive with the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200. The higher clocked 630 actually nudges ahead of the Q8200 for first place.