CINEBENCH is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer’s performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON’s award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia and many more.
Intel’s Sandy Bridge CPUs do well in Cinebench 11.5 which is heavily threaded. We see the biggest gain with the Kingston HyperX Genesis 2133MHz kit when overclocked to 4.9GHz compared to 1600MHz. Typically Cinebench 11.5 is most dependent on CPU speed and number of threads but it appears that Sandy Bridge may be a bit starved of memory bandwidth here!