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Cinebench R10 and POV-Ray

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.  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 rate at which each test system was able to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below.


The new Core i7 870 was once again the fastest of the bunch in the Cinebench tests, save for the Core i7 975 of course. The Core i5 750 also performed well, besting the Phenom II and Core 2 Q9650. The Core i5 750 was also able to pull ahead of the Core i7 920 in the single-threaded test, thanks to its higher frequency, as a result of its superior Turbo Mode functionality.

POV-Ray Performance
Ray Tracing

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 'all-CPU' benchmarking tool on all of our test machines, and recorded the scores reported for each. Results are measured in pixels-per-second throughput; higher scores equate to better performance.

Our results with the POV-Ray benchmark essentially mirror those of Cinebench above. In this test, however, the Core i5 750 trails the Phenom II in both the single and multi-threaded tests. Finally, the Core i7 870 once again outruns everything except for Intel's flagship Core i7 975.

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