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Cinebench R9.5 and 3DMark06

The Cinebench 9.5 benchmark is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test, based on the commercially available Cinema 4D application. 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.  And of course it's very demanding of system processor resources.

Cinebench 9.5 Performance Tests

3D Modeling & Rendering Tests


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).

 

Talk about a non-event.  Like the LAME MT results from a few pages back, Cinebench R9.5 didn't report any differences in performance between the four motherboards tested.

Futuremark 3DMark06 - CPU Test

Simulated DirectX Gaming Performance


3DMark06's built-in CPU test is a multi-threaded "gaming related" DirectX metric that's useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems.  This test consists of two different 3D scenes that are generated with a software renderer that is dependent on the host CPU's performance.  This means that the calculations normally reserved for your 3D accelerator are instead sent to the central processor.  The number of frames generated per second in each test are used to determine the final score.


We had another photo-finish in the 3DMark06 CPU benchmark.  Here, all of the motherboards we tested performed within a few points of one another.

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