Cinebench r20 is a real-world cross-platform test suite that evaluates your computer’s hardware capabilities. Improvements to Cinebench r20 Release 20 reflect the overall advancements to CPU and rendering technology in recent years, providing a more accurate measurement of Cinema 4D’s ability to take advantage of multiple CPU cores and modern processor features available to the average user. Best of all: It’s free.
For those who have to do a serious amount of testing Cinebench r20 filehippo also provides a command-line option, allowing users to run automated test procedures.
CINEBENCH r20 filehippo is a valuable tool for enabling more informed purchase decisions, stability testing, optimizing of manufacturing, workflow evaluation
The function of Cinebench r20 filehippo
Compatible with the latest CPU models
It needs to be mentioned from the beginning that this tool can be used on a wide range of processors, both x86 and x64, so you do not need to worry that it might not run on yours, as long as you run Windows XP or later.
Start the test at the press of a button
CINEBENCH r20 features a user-friendly interface that notifies you that you simply need to press a button in order to start a rendering test, be it an OpenGL or a CPU one. Depending on your hardware, the test might take several minutes to complete, and it is advisable not to use the computer too intensively during this time.
Compare your result with other products
Once the rendering process is finished, your CPU or graphic card (depending on the type of test you performed) is given a rating – and you can compare this value to the ones received by other users who have similar computers.
Perform custom test operations
In addition, CINEBENCH r20 filehippo allows you to choose the number of render threads they want to use, if you are not pleased with the default application settings, as the software supports up to 64 processor threads.
Main Processor Performance (CPU)
The test scenario uses all of your system’s processing power to render a photorealistic 3D scene (from the viral “No Keyframes” animation by AixSponza). This scene makes use of various algorithms to stress all available processor cores.
In fact, Cinebench r20 can measure systems with up to 256 processor threads. This test scene contains approximately 2,000 objects which in turn contain more than 300,000 polygons in total and uses sharp and blurred reflections, area lights, shadows, procedural shaders, antialiasing, and much more. The result is displayed in points (pts). The higher the number, the faster your processor.
Graphics Card Performance (OpenGL)
This procedure uses a complex 3D scene depicting a car chase (created by render baron) which measures the performance of your graphics card in OpenGL mode. The performance depends on various factors, such as the GPU processor on your hardware, on the drivers used. The graphics card has to display a huge amount of geometry (nearly 1 million polygons) and textures, as well as a variety of effects, such as environments, bump maps, transparency, lighting and more to evaluate the performance across different disciplines and give a good average overview of the capabilities of your graphics hardware. The result is measured in frames per second (fps). The higher the number, the faster your graphics card is.
- Cinebench R20 uses a much larger and more complex test scene than R15, requiring about 8x the computational power needed to render it. The test also requires about 4x the memory. Therefore, R15 and R20 results cannot be compared.
- Cinebench R20 and Cinema 4D R20 incorporate the latest rendering architectures, including the integration of Intel’s Embree raytracing technology and advanced features on modern CPUs from AMD and Intel that allow users to render the same scene on the same hardware twice as fast as previously.
- Cinebench R20 provides improved benchmark accuracy for current and next-generation CPUs to test if a machine runs stable on a high-CPU load, if the cooling solution of a desktop or notebook is sufficient for longer-running tasks to deliver the full potential of the CPU, and if a machine is able to handle demanding real-life 3D tasks.
- Cinebench R20 does not test GPU performance.
- Cinebench R20 will not launch on unsupported processors. On systems lacking sufficient RAM to load the test scene, a warning will be displayed and the CPU benchmark will not be executed.
- Background tasks can significantly influence measurement and create diverse results. It’s always a good idea to shut down all running programs and disable any virus checking or disk indexing but it’s impossible to eliminate all background processes. Modern operating systems perform various background tasks that cannot or should not be disabled, even though they could have a minor influence on the results.
- Test results can vary slightly because it’s impossible to disable every background task of the operating system. These tasks are one factor that may have a slight influence on measurements. Also, modern computers and graphics cards dynamically adjust clock speeds based on environmental conditions like power and temperature. For instance, processors will reduce clock speed when running too hot to allow for cooling and prevent damage. With many modern processors, the reverse is also true. They are able to overclock themselves when the temperature is low enough. Therefore, a system freshly started in a relatively cool environment will typically run faster than the same system that has been performing benchmarks for several hours in a heated office
The program comes in a single installation package that can be easily handled by users of all knowledge levels. Simply unpack the ZIP archive, place it anywhere on your local storage and start the app. Upon first boot, you will be presented with the simple user interface that is separated into two main parts – a control area on the left and the much larger rendering canvas on the right.
The main tools of the app are the two “Run” buttons that initiate benchmarking tests for both CPU and GPU. The faster the CPU or GPU scenes are rendered, the better score you will get. Below those buttons, you will see the listing of your detected hardware components, and below a result listing that showcases not only your previous runs but also results from comparable hardware. This way, you can easily compare your results between runs, and compare your results with the scores of other CPUs that are currently sold on the market.
Be aware that the score of your CPU or GPU may be affected if you are running resource-intensive apps or OS services in the background. To ensure the best possible results, it is recommended to restart your PC before running CINE BENCH. Always install the latest graphics card drivers before attempting to run a GPU benchmark.
How to run Cinebench R20
If you’re ready to dip your toes into the testing waters, Cinebench R20 is a great start. To install it, simply go to the Windows Store and search for “Cinebench,” and install it.
Once installed, you should reboot your machine, and disconnect it from the network to prevent it from updating in the background. It’s also recommended that you disable or pause virus testing, and shut down other applications to prevent them from influencing the score.
When ready, fire up Cinebench r20from the Start menu and push the Run button. You should run the test at least three times and average all three if you’re looking for more reliable results. If you’re looking for pure performance runs, give the machine a minute or two between runs (consider even longer rest periods on a laptop.)
To measure single-core performance, select File > Advanced benchmark, which will reveal a button for CPU (Single Core).
To stress-test, your system, go into File > Preferences and set a Minimum Test Duration. Set, say, 3,600 seconds, and Cinebench R20 will loop the workload on the given amount of threads for an hour.
How to use CINEBENCH R20
Maxon Cinebench r20 does not have a separate “Save…” option. The results of a benchmark will automatically be saved when you quit the program. If an identical benchmark results file exists, Maxon Cinebench will ask if it should be replaced or saved as a new file.
If you want to share your benchmark results, please make sure to fill out the Info field with the computer type you have tested (i.e. manufacturer and model or “John Doe’s Office PC”). The file containing your result can be found inside of the Maxon folder that is created in the Documents folder of the operating system. There are various places on the internet that publish Maxon Cinebench results for comparison. Just search for “Cinebench results”.
File menu – Keep Best Score
If you have run the benchmark multiple times in a row, this option assures that only the best score will be kept for the ranking. Due to the technology of modern operating systems and CPU designs it is possible that the benchmark results will differ slightly from time to time.
File menu – Advanced Benchmark
If you enable this option, you will be offered another test option called “CPU (single-core)”. This test will run Maxon Cinebench as if there were only one CPU core available in your machine. This can be useful to have an indicator of how well the computer performs single-threaded tasks. It also calculates an MP ratio, which indicates how much speed-up there is between single-core and multi-core.
File menu – Run all Selected Tests
If you previously enabled Advanced Benchmark, checkboxes were placed next to each test procedure. This command starts all checked tests at once. Be careful when executing this command on older computers.
File menu – Preferences
Here you can change the language of the Maxon Cinebench r20 interface. You can also manually define a custom number of up to 256 render threads, even if your machine does not have that many cores. This feature is only rarely needed but may be useful for some very advanced benchmarking cycles.
It is also possible to launch Maxon Cinebench r20 with command-line options. Please refer to your operating system manual on how to start an application using the command line. After the name of the application enter one of the options listed below. Maxon Cinebench will then be executed, run the specified test, then quit and display the result in the command line console. The result is not saved as a file.
The following command-line options are available:
- g_CinebenchCpu1Test=true – runs only the Single-Core test procedure
- g_CinebenchCpuXTest=true – runs only the Multi-Core test procedure
- g_CinebenchAllTests=true – runs all test procedures sequentially
- g_CinebenchMinimumTestDuration=100 – sets a minimum test duration of 100 seconds
- g_acceptDisclaimer=true – accepts the EULA
To get a proper console log on Windows, you have to add an additional command before
the Cinebench executable name. Example:
start /b /wait “parent console” Cinebench.exe g_CinebenchAllTests=true
Interpreting Cinebench R20 results
When talking about the results you get from a 3D rendering test, you should put it in the proper perspective. Cinebench R20 is a test to measure how a computer (Windows 10 or macOS) renders 3D using the latest CPU instruction sets. It’s not a GPU test. It’s not an SSD test. It’s almost purely a CPU test that tells you how a PC will perform rendering 3D models.
That doesn’t necessarily tell you how a PC will operate in Microsoft Office or Google Chrome or even Photoshop, because very few consumer-level applications will actually scale to the number of cores available today.
Still, as a tool to measure approximate levels of performance under multi-threaded loads (and single-threaded loads), it’s a repeatable, reliable test and a welcome update from Cinebench R15.