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Benchmarks: CINEBENCH

CINEBENCH uses a wide set of commands and CPU instructions to run the tests. Therefore the benchmark results are a good indicator not only for CINEMA 4D users looking for a powerful computer, but for anyone who is looking for a system running all kinds of CPU and graphics card intense tasks.

First up we take a look at the multi-CPU rendering results, and as you can see above, the Core i7 processors fair very well here. The Core i7 920 was 28% faster than the Core 2 Quad Q9650 and 48% faster than the Phenom X4 9950.

The Core i7 940 was 7% faster than the Core i7 920, while the Core i7 965 EE upped the 940 by a 14% margin. Overclocking the Core i7 965 Extreme Edition processor to 3.88GHz again had a profound impact on the results, boosting performance by 14%.

The Core i7 processors also helped to improve the GPU OpenGL rendering performance. Although the Core i7 920 was slightly slower than the Core 2 Quad Q9650 here, the Core i7 940 was able to overcome the older quad-core part. The Core i7 965 EE raced ahead, delivering 18% more performance when compared to the Q9650.