MAXON Introduces New Version of Acclaimed Benchmarking Suite, CINEBENCH Release 11.5

New Enhancements Provide Latest Technology to Test CPU and Graphics Card Performance Under Real-World Circumstances

Friedrichsdorf, Germany, February 10, 2010 – MAXON, a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced the immediate availability of CINEBENCH Release 11.5, an advanced hardware testing suite that assesses a computer's performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on the same powerful technology as MAXON's award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. The new version of CINEBENCH includes the ability to more accurately test the industry’s latest hardware, including systems with up to 64 processor threads and the testing environment better reflects the expectations of today’s production demands. A more streamlined interface makes testing systems and reading results incredibly straightforward.

 

 

First introduced in 2000, CINEBENCH quickly became the essential benchmarking tool for hardware manufacturers, leading publications and system administrators. Unlike abstract benchmarks, which only test specific functions of CPUs or GPUs, CINEBENCH offers a tangible benchmark incorporating a user's common tasks within CINEMA 4D to measure the performance of a system’s processor and graphics card under real-world circumstances. During the testing procedure, all relevant data is measured and resulting values among different operating systems are compared, making CINEBENCH a useful tool for hardware evaluation, as a marketing tool for hardware vendors or simply as a means to compare hardware among colleagues or friends.

CINEBENCH Release 11.5 is immediately available free of charge via download from the MAXON web site, and can be utilized on Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

“As a leading innovator of high performance workstations and rendering systems, BOXX Technologies relies on CINEBENCH benchmarking analysis to clearly demonstrate how our solutions will perform in real-world scenarios,” said Shoaib Mohammad, Director of Marketing and Business Development at BOXX. “CINEBENCH is a tremendous asset, providing reliable and consistent data, ensuring us that our hardware is performing at its peak, and giving our customers confidence that when they choose BOXX they are making the most informed decision possible.”

The CINEBENCH test scenario uses all of a system's processing power to render a photorealistic 3D scene, "No Keyframes" the viral animation by AixSponza. This scene makes use of various algorithms to stress all available processor cores.

The OpenGL graphics card testing procedure uses a complex 3D scene depicting a car chase with which the performance of your graphics card in OpenGL mode is measured. During the benchmark tests the graphics card is evaluated by way of displaying an intricate scene that includes complex geometry, high-resolution textures, and a variety of effects to evaluate the performance across a variety of real-world scenarios.

System Requirements

To evaluate CPU performance CINEBENCH requires a minimum 1024 MB of RAM and a supported processor type running at a minimum clock speed of 1 GHz. CINEBENCH will test the graphics card to ensure it supports the necessary features to display the test scene correctly.

{Editors’ Note: For more information on CINEBENCH R 11.5 testing procedures, including key features and system requirements visit the CINEBENCH Technical Info page.}

Pricing and Availability

CINEBENCH is immediately available free-of-charge via download from the MAXON web site, www.maxon.net, and can be utilized on Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

About MAXON Computer

MAXON Computer is a developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D software products have been used extensively to help create everything from stunning visual effects in top feature films, TV shows and commercials, cutting-edge game cinematics for AAA games, as well for medical illustration, architectural and industrial design applications. MAXON has offices in Germany, USA, United Kingdom, France and Japan. MAXON products are available directly from the Website and its worldwide distribution channel. Specially priced learning editions of the company’s software solutions are also made available to educational institutions. For additional information on MAXON visit www.maxon.net.

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