Cinebench belongs to a small group of benchmark tests that are almost always used when reviewing processors and new computers. The test uses developer Maxon’s 3D projector and draws a complex 3D scene of the sort that might be used when architects show off their new designs before they’re built.
A few years ago, Cinebench also had tests for graphics cards, but it disappeared after version 15. Now Maxon has released version 2024 and the big news is that the graphics test is back. This is made possible by testing the switch to the company’s state-of-the-art rendering engine Redshift, which is used professionally with Maxon’s Cinema 4D and Zbrush, as well as with other 3D software such as Autodesk Maya and Blender.
Redshift uses the same rendering algorithm for both the processor and the graphics card. By displaying the same scene regardless of which scene is being tested, Cinebench 2024 results are comparable. Since the engine was developed to use both the processor and the graphics card, the total display capacity of the computer can therefore be measured.
Maxon has increased Cinebench’s use of system resources to better adapt it to modern computers. For example, the program uses three times more core memory and uses the latest processor instructions for optimal performance.
Download Cinebench 2024 here. Please note that results cannot be compared to those of Cinebench R23, R20, or R15.