CPU Benchmarks – Cinebench And SuperPi
“CINEBENCH is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer’s performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON’s award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia and many more. CINEBENCH is the perfect tool to compare CPU and graphics performance across various systems and platforms (Windows and Mac OS X). And best of all: It’s completely free.” Available Here.
For Cinebench we run the multi-threaded test with our test system (as detailed on page 6). The test is run at its default settings – we don’t mess around with anything. We use version R11.5 and when testing we end all other background tasks and programs that could affect the benchmark result.
“Super PI is a single threaded benchmark that calculates pi to a specific number of digits. It uses the Gauss-Legendre algorithm and is a Windows port of a program used by Yasumasa Kanada in 1995 to compute pi to 232 digits. Super PI is a single threaded benchmark ideal for testing pure, single threaded x86 floating point performance and while most of the computing market has shifted towards multithreaded applications and more modern instruction sets, Super PI still remains quite indicative of CPU capability in specific applications such as computer gaming.” Available Here.
When running SuperPi we simply open it up and calculate 32 million. We use version 1.1 and when testing we end all other background tasks and programs that could affect the benchmark result.