Intel Core i7-990X Extreme: Crazy Fast Got Faster
Cinebench Rendering Test
Cinebench R11.5 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.
3D Rendering Performance
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 by the Cinebench scores in the graph below.
Cinebench is typically rather consistent with respect to how it scores compute throughput in its application workload. That said, here we see roughly a 4.5% gain in performance for the 3.5% boost in clock speed that the Core i7-990X brings to the table. Technically it doesn't quite add up but again the variance is within the margin of error for this test.