As with most of our other benchmarks, we’ve updated to the latest version of Maxon’s Cinebench. Don’t compare these results with our past tests because it’s a different benchmark altogether. Ryzens have historically been very good at Cinebench; if you use Cinema 4D, you should probably keep an eye on AMD’s hardware.
Cinebench R20 integrates some of Intel’s Embree ray-tracing kernels, which make heavy use of AVX instructions. It’s likely thanks in large part to the Zen 2 core’s double-width AVX units (compared to older Zen parts) that the new chips see such a tremendous boost in performance here.
Blender is a widely-used open-source 3D modeling and rendering application. The app can take advantage of AVX2 instructions on compatible CPUs. We chose the ever-popular “bmw27” test file from Blender’s selection of benchmark scenes to put our CPUs through their paces.
Corona, as its developers put it, is a “high-performance (un)biased photorealistic renderer, available for Autodesk 3ds Max and as a standalone CLI application, and in development for Maxon Cinema 4D.”
The company created a standalone benchmark based on its rendering engine, so it’s a no-brainer to give it a whirl.