Maxon has released Cinebench 2024, a new version of one of the most popular benchmarks that simulates PC components in demanding 3D rendering scenarios. It is worth noting that the program provides an opportunity to check the performance of graphics processors. This feature disappeared after the release of the Cinebench R20 version.
Cinebench 2024 is based on the latest code base of the 3D graphics and animation software Cinema 4D and its Redshift rendering engine. The same algorithms are used for CPU and GPU tests.
The benchmark now supports the major operating systems and architectures: Windows and macOS, AMD and Intel x86-64 processors, Apple M1 and M2 series Arm64 chips in Mac computers, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon platform. AMD, NVIDIA and Apple GPU support announced for testing Redshift rendering.
Compared to Cinebench R23, the new benchmark shows a sixfold increase in the computing load when rendering a test scene in multithread mode, and memory consumption has tripled. Cinebench 2024 also features an updated user interface.
The system requirements for Cinebench 2024 vary by platform. The new version requires at least 6.5-8 GB of RAM and a graphics card with at least 8 GB of memory. To use the GPU Redshift test on Apple platforms, you need at least 16 GB of unified memory. AMD and Intel x86/64-based computers running Windows require support for AVX2 instructions, macOS-based computers with Intel processors require SSE 4.2 instructions.
List of supported graphics cards and full system requirements listed on the Maxon website. For NVIDIA accelerators, you need an adapter that supports CUDA Compute Capability 5.0 or higher. For AMD cards you need an accelerator no older than the Radeon RX Vega.
You can download Cinebench 2024 from the manufacturer’s website.