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Cinbench R10 and 3DMark06

Cinebench R10 is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D. Cinema 4D from Maxon 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.

 Cinebench R10 Performance Tests
 3D Modeling & Rendering Tests

This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The time it took each test system to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below, listed in seconds.


The performance trend we've seen throughout much of our testing to this point played out again in the Cinebench R10 benchmarks.  The Phenoms outpaced the dual-core offerings in the multi-threaded test and showed a significant clock-for-clock advantage over the Athlons in the single-threaded test.  Intel quad-core offererings at every frequency performed much better than either Phenom processor, however.

 Futuremark 3DMark06 - CPU Test
 Simulated DirectX Gaming Performance

3DMark06's built-in CPU test is a multi-threaded DirectX gaming metric that's useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems.  This test consists of two different 3D scenes that are processed with a software renderer that is dependent on the host CPU's performance.  Calculations that are normally reserved for your 3D accelerator are instead sent to the CPU for processing and rendering.  The frame-rate generated in each test is used to determine the final score.

The trend continued with the CPU performance module built into 3DMark06.  Once again the Phenoms outperformed the dual-core processors at every clock speed, but the higher clocked QuadFX rig and Intel quad-core processors put up much better scores overall.

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