A free and useful benchmarking solution for Windows and Mac OS based on the powerful 3D software CINEMA 4D. CINEBENCH is a free and useful benchmarking solution for Windows and Mac OS based on the powerful 3D software CINEMA 4D. CINEBENCH is a real-world test suite that assesses your computer's performace capabilities. MAXON 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.
Ridiculously easy to use. Does exactly what I was looking for. Cool comparisons with other systems. (I promise I don't work for this company)
None that I can see. I could imagine that a more advanced user would like to see some other functionality, but as a noob I have no idea what that could be.
I am about to install a new graphics card and wanted to benchmark my older card in order to see the difference in performance. Hopefully the new card will score considerably higher. At least I know that I have a FREE software that will give me a great baseline.
Honestly, this was the easiest install and use of any software I have ever downloaded from CNET. Did I mention I'm a noob?
It runs the same CPU and GPU tests on both Macs and PCs.
This latest version will not work on many older Macs. On my G4 it declined to run a graphics test because it says my video card does not use OpenGL. In fact it does.
Don't download this unless if you have an older Mac. The older version 10 of Cinebench works well. However, finding the older version 10 that works on older Macs is difficult. The vendor doesn't offer it and nor does CNET--as they falsely indicate here.