Maxon Upgrades Cinebench Benchmarking Platform

Maxon, a developer of professional 2D/3D digital content creation and composing systems, has upgraded its Cinebench industry-standard cross-platform benchmarking application used by developers, analysts and users to evaluate hardware performance.

Cinebench scores derived from algorithms visualizing 3D scenes on a computer are used by hardware manufacturers to optimize CPUs during the development process, as well as press and consumers to evaluate systems.

This news follows the recent announcement that Cinema 4D, Maxon’s 3D animation software, is the first professional 3D animation package available for Apple’s new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini powered by the M1, the first in a family of chips designed by Apple specifically for the Mac.

The latest Cinebench Release 23 is based on the latest Release 23 code using updated compilers, and has a minimum runtime activated by default, which was previously hidden in preferences. It delivers more stable and accurate results than its predecessor for high-performance systems and allows users to check that the hardware is able to deliver the performance steadily, without throttling down due to thermal issues.

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 the system.

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