Cinebench & SiSoft SANDRA
In order to get a feel for how the Yoga 2 Pro compares to other ultrabooks on the market, we ran a few established benchmarks. We began our benchmark testing with Cinebench and SiSoft SANDRA.
Cinebench R11.5 is a 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. Cinema 4D is a 3D rendering and animation suite used by animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and many others. It's very demanding of processor resources and is an excellent gauge of pure computational throughput.
The Yoga 2 Pro earned the top spot in the Cinebench's OpenGL test. And It tied with the ThinkPad Edge E420x for the third spot in the CPU test.
We continued our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. We ran four of the built-in subsystem tests (CPU Arithmetic, Multimedia, Memory Bandwidth, File System).
SANDRA CPU and Multimedia Benchmarks
SANDRA Memory and File System Benchmarks
The Yoga 2 Pro fared well in these tests earning respectable scores throughout. We're in the process of building our SANDRA 2013 score database, so it will be interesting to see how the Yoga 2 Pro compares to similar ultrabooks in the future.