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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.

We decided to include our Cinebench numbers here though frankly the test is more of a processor benchmark than anything else.  That said, obviously NVIDIA's GeForce 9400M chipset is enabling the Atom CPU to do its thing and with NVIDIA's memory controller in the mix as well, so the test is still worth a quick look.  Here the Ion drops in neck and neck with Intel's own 945 Express chipset and when we enabled the second Atom core in the Atom 330 CPU that came in the Ion reference PC, the score jumped to almost twice the performance.  We ran the multithreaded version of the Cinebench test and unfortunately VIA's Nano is a single core, single threaded processor, so it couldn't run the test.

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