Cinebench R20 Released


Maxon’s Cinebench is one of the more popular single- and multi-threaded benchmarks around, placing emphasis frequency, IPC, and core count to give very accurate real-world comparisons between various CPUs from both Intel and AMD. R15, which was released late in 2013, has been the latest version until now.

Cinebench R20 is based on Maxon’s Cinema 4D R20 technology, and is described as using eight times the computational power and four times the RAM as when compared to Cinebench R15. Cinebench R20 requires at least 4 GB RAM, SSE3 support from the CPU, and supports advanced instruction sets such as AVX2.

For now, the benchmark is being distributed through the Microsoft Store on Windows 10, but a portable version is available for download at the bottom of this page.
Cinebench R20’s test consists of a studio apartment scene and includes ray-tracing using the Intel Embree engine. High resolution textures, illumination and reflections add to the workload, making this a much more taxing CPU test than older versions.

An interesting thing to note is that a GPU test is now absent, instead offering only single- or multi-threaded CPU tests.