Athlon 64 X2 Energy Efficient Processors
Cinebench 3D Rendering
The Cinebench 2003 benchmark is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test, based on the commercially available Cinema 4D.
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).
This is one of our personal favorite benchmark modules here at HH, because the results generated are so very linear and very much indicative of raw computational throughput. Traditionally, the Athlon 64 X2 architecture has done very well with this test and in multi-threaded mode, the 4600+ and 3800+ EE processors put up some very respectable numbers. Also, once again the Core 2 Duo is in a class by itself, and it's even more underscored in single-threaded performance. Regardless, when you consider the power efficiencies of the 4600+ here, its showing against the Pentium 965 is impressive.