ASRock Vision 3D 252B HTPC Review

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Performance: Cinebench and 3DMark

Cinebench R11.5 is an tile-based 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.

Cinebench R11.5
3D Rendering

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 the PCMark Vantage tests on the previous page, the ASRock Vision 3D 252B blows all of the other systems out of the water in our Cinebench R11.5 tests.

3DMark Vantage CPU Score
DirectX Gaming

3DMark Vantages built-in CPU tests are multi-threaded DirectX gaming metrics that are useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems. This tests 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 the 3D accelerator are instead sent to the CPU for processing and rendering. The system's performance in each test is used to determine the final score.

The Core i5-2520M's higher clocks (2.5GHz base / 3.2GHz Turbo), in addition to its support for Hyper Threading give it a big edge in 3DMark's CPU test, where it outpaces all other systems by a wide margin.

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