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Cinebench and 3DMark06 CPU Results

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.

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 time it required each test system to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below, listed in seconds.

All three configurations' results are neck and neck in Cinebench, which isn't surprising considering this is a CPU-oriented test. What this shows you is that the GPU doesn't affect the outcome here.

Futuremark 3DMark06
Synthetic DirectX Gaming

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.

Again, we see more of the same. Although we expect CPU specific tests to perform similarly, it is good to see the entry-level 630i keeping up with the slightly more advanced 650i board.

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