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Cinebench R10 & 11.5


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. As such, it's an excellent (and free) rendering benchmark. We've historically used Cinebench R10, but are in the process of moving to R11.5 and have included both tests here for reference.

Cinebench R10 64-bit

3D Rendering

Cinebench 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 could render the entire scene is represented in the graph below.

In Cinebench R10, the two boards are again virtually tied. Don't try to compare Cinebench 11.5 to R10 directly; the two benchmarks use two entirely different metrics.  

Cinebench R11.5 64bit
Rendering Performance

Cinebench R11.5

Cinebench 11.5 is the latest update to Maxon's 3D rendering benchmark suite and the third major iteration of the Cinebench series. As with R10, CB11.5 includes a single-threaded, multi-threaded, and OpenGL test. We've focused on the first two tests as part of our processor comparison; the OpenGL test is a GPU-specific benchmark and is meant to represent professional graphics performance. Scores between the two benchmarks are not directly comparable, although it is possible to render R10's workload using 11.5, should you feel inclined.


Different benchmark, same essential results. When it comes to performance, these two boards are evenly matched, but with a slight advantage going to the GB board.

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