Maxon launches Cinebench 2024 with new rendering engine and GPU benchmarking

Published: Sep 5th 2023, 14:07 GMT   Comments

Maxon announces Cinebench 2024 with GPU benchmarking

A new version of Cinebench has been released. 

Cinebench 2024 is a rendering benchmark, upgraded to Redshift from the powerful rendering engine of Cinema 4D. Notably, this version reintroduces CPU and GPU benchmarking, as the GPU testing feature is absent in previous releases.

This iteration of Cinebench supports X86 and X64 systems based on Intel or AMD hardware. It is also compatible with Apple Silicon and macOS, as well as Qualcomm Snapdragon for Windows. In terms of graphics, it supports AMD, NVIDIA, and Apple graphics for Redshift GPU testing.

The 2024 version boasts a claimed threefold increase in memory footprint and a sixfold increase in computation effort, making it well-suited for high-core count CPUs. Due to its novel rendering engine and heightened complexity, metrics from previous Cinebench versions cannot be directly compared.

You can download Cinebench 2024 for free from this link.

Press release

Redshift Rendering Engine Integration
Cinebench 2024 ushers in a new era by embracing the power of Redshift, Cinema 4D’s default rendering engine. Unlike its predecessors, which utilized Cinema 4D’s standard renderer, Cinebench 2024 utilizes the same render algorithms across both CPU and GPU implementations. This leap to the Redshift engine ensures that performance testing aligns seamlessly with the demands of modern creative workflows, delivering accurate and consistent results.

Dual Performance Evaluation: CPU and GPU
Cinebench 2024 reinstates GPU benchmarking, a feature absent from Cinebench for the past decade. The latest version not only evaluates CPU performance; it also provides insights into the GPU’s capabilities, reflecting the evolving technological landscape of creative software and workflows.

Wider Platform Compatibility
Cinebench 2024 is designed to accommodate a broader range of hardware configurations. It seamlessly supports x86/64 architecture (Intel/AMD) on Windows and macOS, as well as Arm64 architecture to extend its reach to Apple silicon on macOS and Snapdragon® compute silicon on Windows, ensuring compatibility with the latest advancements in hardware technology. Redshift GPU performance can be evaluated on systems with compatible Nvidia, AMD and Apple graphics processors.

Unified Benchmarking Scene
Cinebench 2024 streamlines the benchmarking process by utilizing a consistent scene file for both CPU and GPU testing. This innovation enables users to discern the advantages of leveraging Redshift GPU, providing a real-world glimpse into the benefits of harnessing cutting-edge graphics hardware for rendering tasks.

Revamped User Interface
Cinebench 2024 introduces a revamped user interface that enhances the user experience and showcases the incredible artistic endeavors achieved with the Redshift render engine in Cinema 4D. This dynamic interface serves as a testament to the potential of the Redshift engine while offering users a more intuitive and visually engaging experience.

Under-the-Hood Enhancements
Beyond the surface, Cinebench 2024 brings forth a host of performance-enhancing features. With a threefold increase in memory footprint compared to Cinebench R23, the software caters to the memory-intensive demands of modern projects. Moreover, a six-fold rise in computational effort and utilization of newer instruction sets ensures a benchmark that resonates with the complexity and sophistication of contemporary creative projects.

Unparalleled Performance Evaluation
It’s crucial to note that Cinebench 2024 scores cannot be directly compared to those of its predecessor, Cinebench R23. With the incorporation of Redshift, a different rendering engine, larger memory footprint, and more complex scenes, Cinebench 2024 offers a distinctly enhanced and accurate evaluation of modern hardware capabilities.

Cinebench 2024 is immediately available for download starting today on the official Maxon website. Creatives, gamers and technology enthusiasts are invited to explore this groundbreaking benchmarking tool and experience firsthand the leap in performance evaluation that it offers.

Source: Cinebench

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