Wednesday, November 11th 2020

Maxon Launches Cinebench R23 Benchmark

Maxon has recently released Cinebench R23 with an updated codebase to more closely reflect real-world Cinema 4D performance. Cinebench brings support for Apple silicon with the ARM-based M1 processor found in the latest generation Apple MacBooks. The benchmark now features a minimum runtime of 10 minutes to ensure the system reaches peak temperatures and measures a more realistic performance estimate. This change will reduce the scores for systems that throttle under sustained loads. The scores from Cinebench R23 are not comparable to scores from previous versions including Cinebench R20.

Cinebench R23 can now be downloaded for free from Maxon (250 MB).
Technical Information
  • Cinebench R23 now supports Apple's M1-powered computing systems
  • Cinebench is now based on the latest Release 23 code using updated compilers, and has a minimum runtime activated by default (previously hidden in preferences)
  • Cinebench R23 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.
  • Users now have the option to directly test the single core performance without manually enabling the "Advanced benchmark" option. The "Advanced benchmark" allows users to set arbitrary minimum runtimes to stress test the hardware for even longer periods of time.
  • Because of the code and compiler changes, Cinebench score values are readjusted to a new range so they should not be compared to scores from previous versions of Cinebench.
  • Cinebench R23 does not test GPU performance.
  • Cinebench R23 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.
  • It is also possible to launch Maxon Cinebench 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
  • To get a proper console log on Windows, you have to add an additional command before the Cinebench executable name. Example:
  • start /b /wait "parentconsole" Cinebench.exe g_CinebenchAllTests=true
Source: Maxon
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12 Comments on Maxon Launches Cinebench R23 Benchmark

#1
Vya Domus
  • Cinebench R23 now supports Apple's M1-powered computing systems
How come it supports "Apple's M1" and not just "ARM" ?
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#2
dyonoctis
Vya Domus
How come it supports "Apple's M1" and not just "ARM" ?
Maybe it's optimized specifically for that arm cpu. I remember that when zen 2 launched some plug-in of maya just refused to work with them, but worked fine on any other x86 cpu.
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Vya Domus
dyonoctis
Maybe it's optimized specifically for that arm cpu.
Optimizing for a specific uarch ? Isn't that a big no no in a benchmark that's supposed to show objective performance metrics on level playing field ?
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#4
dyonoctis
Vya Domus
Optimizing for a specific uarch ? Isn't that a big no no in a benchmark that's supposed to show objective performance metrics on level playing field ?
To be (un)fair, Apple is a bit of a special snowflake. :D While it might be disctuable for benchmarks, for anything else they can now afford to have a really tight optimization . I even doubt that some "real world usage" are going to be a fair comparison with all the co processors that they are using.

They also took great care to not mention a single time that their Cpu are actually ARM. For the common user it's apple silicon, If you say "ARM" they might not know what you are talking about.
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#5
Robin Seina
4D?! Since when can computers render time?
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#6
seth1911
Dont work, it runs endless.
After the 6th pass i canceld it
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#7
rethcirE
seth1911
Dont work, it runs endless.
After the 6th pass i canceld it
Both Single and Multi thread tests loop endlessly for you?

Are you disabling the minimum test runtime? By default it is set to 10 minutes I believe.
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#8
Caring1
Vya Domus
How come it supports "Apple's M1" and not just "ARM" ?
Because Apple claim to have invented everything after it's been made by other companies already! :rolleyes:
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#9
freeagent
Cool, another bench to tell me my pc is 2 days older than dirt :rockout:
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#10
Smartcom5
The benchmark now features a minimum runtime of 10 minutes to ensure the system reaches peak temperatures and measures a more realistic performance estimate.
This change will reduce the scores for systems that throttle under sustained loads.
I heard Intel-engineers hate that trick.
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#11
seth1911
Smartcom5
I heard Intel-engineers hate that trick.
I heard Amd hate that trick, most of the U APU cant hold the clocks over a few minutes
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#12
Smartcom5
Those are at least able to perform according to specs within their power-envelope, unlike Intel.

Smartcom
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