Maxon releases new version of Cinebench tool

Maxon has announced the availability of Cinebench Release 20, Cinebench R20, a modernized version of its cross-platform tool to benchmark computer hardware capabilities.

Cinebench R20 leverages the same 3D engine in Cinema 4D Release 20, Cinema 4D R20, to accurately evaluate CPU rendering performance capabilities across various systems and platforms. It is offered free-of-charge.

For over a decade, Cinebench has been a key tool to evaluate hardware performance.

Cinebench uses advanced algorithms to generate a three-dimensional scene on a computer. Cinebench scores are used by system administrators to help make purchase decisions, journalists to review hardware, hardware manufacturers to optimize their latest products, as well as computer owners to evaluate their individual system.

“Cinebench R20 reflects our engineering efforts to leverage the advancements to CPU and rendering technology in recent years,” said David McGavran, Maxon chief executive officer in a statement. “The updated tests in Cinebench R20 deliver more accurate benchmarking measurements to reflect the performance of today’s CPUs in demanding rendering workloads.”

Cinebench R20 feature highlights include:

  • Cinebench R20 uses a much larger and more complex test scene than R15 requiring about 8x the computational power needed to render it. The test also requires about four times the memory.
  • Cinebench R20 and Cinema 4D R20 incorporate the latest rendering architectures, including integration of Intel’s Embree raytracing technology and advanced features on modern CPUs from AMD and Intel that allow users to render the same scene on the same hardware twice as fast as previously.
  • Cinebench R20 provides improved benchmark accuracy for current and next generation CPUs to test if a machine runs stable on a high CPU load, if the cooling solution of a desktop or notebook is sufficient for longer running tasks to deliver the full potential of the CPU, and if a machine is able to handle demanding real-life 3D tasks.

Cinebench Release 20 is available from the Maxon website as well as the Microsoft and Apple app stores.

The application runs on Windows 7 SP1 64-bit or higher on Intel or AMD 64-bit CPU with SSE3 support or MacOS 10.11.6 or higher with 64-bit CPU running on Intel-based Apple Macintosh and 4 GB of RAM.