Cinebench 2024 is here, and it’s bringing back GPU benchmarking after a long hiatus, as well as platform support.
- Cinebench 2024 brings new features including support for Redshift and GPU benchmarks.
- This updated version now supports all major operating systems and architectures, including x86/64 on Windows and macOS, Arm64 on Apple Silicon, and Snapdragon Compute on Windows.
- Other changes include a new user interface, the use of more memory for large projects, and a six-fold increase in the number of tests to better reflect the complexity of modern technology.
In the world of benchmarks, few stand as tall as Cinebench. This is one of the most important benchmarks for CPU testing in all computer sectors, as it tries to simulate real-world usage while providing a value that can be used to directly compare with other machines to get an idea of performance. Over time, applications change and more resources are needed to better evaluate how a system performs against others. With that in mind, Cinebench 2024 is now here, and it brings support for more platforms and, more importantly, GPU testing for the first time in a decade.
Cinebench 2024 brings several updates, including support for Redshift, Cinema 4D’s default rendering engine. Cinebench benchmarks used the Cinema 4D renderer, while Cinebench 2024 uses the same algorithms for CPU and GPU usage. This ensures that performance testing represents real, real-world situations. It also introduces the GPU test, which left Cinebench in R20, and can give you more information about the power of your GPU.
What’s even better is that by changing the platform format out there, Cinebench now supports all major systems and architectures. It supports x86/64 as usual on Windows and macOS, as well as Arm64 support on Apple Silicon and Snapdragon Compute on Windows. Redshift GPU performance can also be tested on Nvidia, AMD, and Apple Silicon.
Other changes include a new user interface, under-the-hood enhancements that increase memory usage to represent larger projects, and a six-fold increase in computing power. Furthermore, it also uses new sets of calculations that represent the complexities of modern manufacturing software.
Cinebench 2024 is available for download starting today from Maxon’s official website. The results cannot be directly compared to Cinebench R23 due to the complexity of its conversion, so devices you have tested with Cinebench R23 should be tested again if you care to compare them on a modern reading system.