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Cinebench R10

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.

Cinbench isn't likely an application that any of you will plan to run on an Ion-based system, but we wanted to include this performance data just to give you an idea of relative CPU performance between the platforms. As you can see, the Zotac Ion board comes out on top, just barely edging out the NVIDIA Ion reference platform. The Zotac board's integrated dual core Atom N330 processor give it a significant advantage over the single core Atoms here.


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