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Cinebench Rendering and 3DMark06 CPU

Cinebench R10 is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on Maxon's Cinema 4D, a 3D rendering and animation tool suite used by 3D animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and others. This benchmark is 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. Each test system’s final scores to render the scene are represented below.

Please Note: The Gamer Paladin F970, Velocity Micro Edge Z55, Smooth Creations LANShark Extreme, and Dell XPS 730x H2C systems in this test are running 64-bit Windows Vista installations and the 64-bit version of this test, as that is how they were configured from their respective factories.  The other Core i7 reference systems are running Windows Vista 32-bit and the 32-bit version of the benchmark.

Raw processing speed and the number of processor cores are the driving force of this processor-intensive test. The Gamer Paladin F970 came in where we expected—just behind the overclocked Dell XPS 730x, and just ahead of the Velocity Micro Z55. The scores from Cinebench should be indicative of the type of performance you should expect from CPU-intensive applications.

Futuremark 3DMark06 CPU Testing
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 Gamer Paladin F970’s score is right on the mark for what we would expect in the 3DMark06 CPU test. 3DMark06's CPU test is most-heavily influenced by processor speed and the number of processor cores, which is why the Gamer Paladin F970 comes in ahead of the other Core i7 systems, but behind the overclocked Dell rig.

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