Maxon releases Cinebench 2024 benchmark suite with CPU and GPU tests
The latest version for Maxon’s Cinebench reintroduces the GPU rendering test that has been missing for over a decade now. Cinebench 2024 also features the new Redshift rendering engine that is optimized for both CPU and GPU workloads plus it supports wider platform compatibility.
Maxon specifies that, unlike previous versions, which utilized Cinema 4D’s standard renderer, Cinebench 2024 utilizes the new Redshift engine with the same render algorithms across both CPU and GPU implementations. This aligns the performance testing methodology with the latest demanding creative workflows.
The new benchmark includes the same scene file for both CPU and GPU tests. Maxon increased the memory footprint by three times over the R23 release, while the compute workload has been expanded by six times to reflect newer instruction sets and the complexity of current content creation demands. As such, Maxon stresses that the Cinebench 2024 results cannot be directly compared with the R23 ones.
Due to the complexity of the unified benchmark scene, the length of the single core test is now substantially prolonged. For reference, the multi-core test on an i7-13700K takes less than 2 minutes, but the single core test takes around 14 minutes. Maxon included some comparative results for Apple’s M1 family, and it looks like the M1 Max and M1 Ultra are almost as fast as an i7-13700K, lagging behind only by 9 points. The multi-core results are very tight as well, with the M1 Ultra lagging behind by only 7 points. Interestingly enough, the 2024 multi-core test does not seem to stress the i7-13700K as much as the R23 release, since the temperatures barely go above 90° C, whereas they were reaching 95° C in R23. On the GPU side, Maxon included a rather strange selection of comparative results that are missing the current gen models from Nvidia and AMD.