MAXON recently released CINEBENCH Release 11.5, an advanced hardware testing suite that assesses a computer’s performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on the same powerful technology as MAXON’s award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. The new version of CINEBENCH includes the ability to more accurately test the industry’s latest hardware, including systems with up to 64 processor threads, and the testing environment better reflects the expectations of today’s production demands. A more streamlined interface makes testing systems and reading results incredibly straight forward. Again, higher Frames/Second and point score equal better performance.
Benchmark Results: Cinebench is a great benchmark for testing multi-core and single core performance. During the multi-core benchmark the iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom featuring the I7 970 with level 3 overclocking is the clear and definitive leader. When looking at single core performance it came down to clock speed. Here the level 3 overclocked I7 970 still reigns supreme; it all comes down to the frequency of the chip. The overclocked Intel I7 970 running at 3.84GHz and leads, the overclocked Intel I7 running at ~3.5GHz takes up the second spot, the Intel Core I7 970 running at the stock speed of 3.2GHz falls in third and the Intel Core I7 930 running at 2.8GHz takes up the last place.