CINEBENCH 2003 is the free benchmarking tool for Windows and Mac OS based on the powerful 3D software CINEMA 4D R8. The tool is set to deliver accurate benchmarks by testing not only a computer’s raw processing speed but also all other areas that affect system performance such as OpenGL, multithreading, multiprocessors and Intel’s new HT Technology. Again, higher Frames/Second and lower rendering time in seconds equal better performance.
In Cinebench 2003 we see that the old Intel Pentium 4 670 processor actually having the best time thanks to the 3.8GHz frequency and it’s single-core. On the flip side the 2.6GHz AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 beat out the other processors by a good margin.
When we enabled multi-cpu rendering the results were exactly what we expected. Both of the flagship dual-core processors from AMD and Intel took off in this benchmark. Intel made a strong attempt to take the lead, but the FX-60 came in 3 seconds in front. The AMD Athlon 64 3500+ is a single-core processor and could not run the multi-CPU benchmark.