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Cinebench & 3DMark06 CPU

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
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 final score produced by each test system to render the scene is represented in the graph below.

The XPS 730x H2C really shines in the Cinebench rendering rest, taking the overall lead by a huge margin. While the Core 2 equipped XPS 730 does better here than in Kribibench, it's clear it can't compete with the Core i7 equipped systems on equal footing.

Futuremark 3DMark06 CPU Test
Synthetic DirectX Gaming

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 XPS 730x H2C claims the top spot in 3DMark06's built-in CPU benchmark. This is to be expected since this is a synthetic CPU test and the XPS 730x is equipped with the most powerful processor out of all of our reference systems. The performance advantage it has over the other Core i7 is in line with its factory overclock.

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