Cinebench & 3DMark06 CPU
Cinebench R10 is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D. 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. It's very demanding of system processor resources and is an excellent gauge of pure computational throughput.
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.
In the single-threaded test, the top four systems perform similarly, but the multi-threaded results are a little more spread out. All of the systems sport quad-core processors, and the LANShark Extreme manages to score the second lowest performance in the multi-threaded test. It's worth noting, though, that the next two highest performers aren't much higher than the LANShark Extreme.
3DMark06's built-in CPU test is a multi-threaded DirectX gaming metric that's useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems. This test consists of two different 3D scenes that are processed with a software renderer that is dependent on the host CPU's performance. Calculations that are normally reserved for your 3D accelerator are instead sent to the CPU for processing and rendering. The frame-rate generated in each test is used to determine the final score.
Compared to the faster and more sophisticated processors of the comparison systems, the LANShark Extreme just can't keep up with the group. Still, the performance offered by the LANShark Extreme is respectable and not totally unexpected.