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 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.
Here we see both boards coming within a few percentage points of each other; though the ASRock comes out ahead with the numerical win. The X99-Deluxe rendered the 3D scene approximately 3% slower.
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.
There is very little surprise here. We expected to see far greater performance from our menacing Intel i7-5960X CPU. This puppy is rocking eight cores (16 thread) versus the dual and quad-core solutions in our previous Z97 and X79 tests. But lets take a look at those single core OC'd results. Our overclock has produced some impressive scores. A single core was able to hit 426.33 PPS, matched only by the ASUS X99-Deluxe.