One of the key benchmarks that have been used in the industry is Cinebench. The latest version has been Cinebench R15, released for version 15 of Cinema 4D. In recent years it has slowly become less relevant, as Maxon has moved through to version 19 and 20 of the software. To match the latest version of the software, the company has now launched the Cinebench R20 benchmark.

The benchmark is already available from the Maxon website, working through the Windows Store or the Apple App Store on Macs. It does not look like there is a separate standalone download.

The new benchmark implements a number of new features available for x86 processors. This includes newer AVX instructions, implemented through Intel's Embree raytracing technology, applicable on both AMD and Intel processors. The new benchmark focuses purely on CPU performance, and solves one of the issues with the R15 version - it now scales beyond 64 threads better by having a larger scene. There will be a minimum performance limit to run the new benchmark, which is listed as a memory limit.

Similar to R15, there is a single threaded test and a multithreaded test. The GPU test has been dropped (it hasn't been relevant for a long time).

For performance, the following results are provided as standard in the benchmark download:

  • 2x Xeon Platinum 8168, 48C/96T: 16436 points
  • 4x Xeon E7-4890 v2, 60C/120T: 12986 points
  • Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, 16C/32T: 6670 points
  • Ryzen 7 1700X, 8C/16T: 3455 points
  • Xeon E5-2697 v2, 12C/24T: 3225 points
  • 2x Xeon X5650, 12C/24T: 2705 points
  • Core i7-7700K, 4C/8T: 2420 points
  • Core i7-6700HQ, 4C/8T: 1647 points
  • Core i7-4850HQ, 4C/8T: 1509 points
  • Core i5-3550, 4C/4T: 1059 points
  • Core i5-5300U, 2C/4T: 514 points

With my Whiskey Lake Core i7-8565U that I'm writing this news post on, I scored 1245 points.

For the single core benchmark, the numbers are:

  • Intel i7-7700K: 476 points
  • AMD 1950X: 400 points
  • Platinum 8168: 379 points
  • AMD 1700X: 378 points
  • Intel i7-6700HQ: 359 points
  • Intel i7-4850HQ: 298 points
  • Intel i5-3550: 283 points
  • Intel i5-5300U: 280 points
  • Xeon E5-2697 v2: 255 points
  • Xeon E7-4890 v2: 197 points
  • Xeon X5650: 191 points

The link to Maxon's page is as follows:

We will be looking to see if we can roll this benchmark out across our CPU suite.

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  • Ashinjuka - Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - link

    4770K stock, 16GB @ 1600MHz: 1668
  • sbrown23 - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - link

    i7-3770K at 4.1GHz turbo (3.8 all cores), 32GB RAM

    Multi - 1379
    Single - 297
  • sbrown23 - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - link

    i7-4771 at stock 3.5GHz in iMac 27" Late-2013 model (macOS 10.14.3) with 24GB RAM

    Multi - 1655
    Single - 331
  • CoachAub - Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - link

    This is great! Ryzen 7 1800X (stock clocks), 16gb @3000 w/RX 480 gpu. Score=3540
  • 29a - Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - link

    Ryzen 7 2700X 16 GB 3200 16-18-18 1T Stock 3862 PBO 3936
  • 69369369 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - link

    i5-8250U with -100mV undervolt to core and cache

    1312 (on battery, 29W/15W)
    1594 (plugged in, 44W/25W)
  • Valantar - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - link

    i7-8550u (Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1): 1229 - for five consecutive runs, no less.

    The lack of variance in the scores is kind of frightening. This was across battery and AC powered runs, and at stock settings as well as -80mV undervolt core/cache and PL1/PL2 set to 25/40W (from stock 18/25W). I don't think XTU actually works on this PC (outside of any undervolt causing BSODs on sleep, likely due to "modern standby"), but besides that, getting identical scores across five consecutive benchmark runs is _weird_. Either this is the most consistent benchmark ever, or this PC has ... OCD or something.
  • Valantar - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - link

    It's worth mentioning that this laptop has the smallest heatsink I've ever seen, and yet it stays impressively cool under load (usually in the high 70s or low 80s) without much noise. XTU reports sustained power draw around 12-13W.
  • BigMamaInHouse - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - link

    TPU added download link:
  • Xidash - Friday, March 8, 2019 - link

    Could you do single core score please ?

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