HP Blackbird 002 High Performance Gaming System
Cinebench R9.5 and POV-Ray
Cinebench 9.5 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.
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.
Like the LAME MT benchmark results on the previous page, our reference systems finished the Cinebench rendering passes in a similar amount of time, but the Blackbird 002 was measurably faster in both instances. In the single-threaded test, the Blackbird pulled ahead by about 8-10 seconds and in the multi-threaded test it led the stock systems by a full 3 seconds.
POV-Ray , or the Persistence of Vision Ray-Tracer, is a top-notch open source tool for creating realistically lit 3D graphics artwork. We tested with POV-Ray's standard included benchmarking model on all of our test machines and recorded the scores reported for each. Results are measured in pixels-per-second throughput.
In the multi-threaded, SSE2-enabled version of the POV-Ray benchmark, the HP Blackbird 002 outperformed the stock Core 2 Extreme QX6850 and QX6800-based systems by 17% and 20%, respectively.