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Cinebench R20
FREE / Windows / macOS
Free test suite to evaluate your computer's CPU rendering performance


Cinebench is a free test suite that evaluates your computer's performance capabilities. 

Cinebench is based on cinema 4D software — used to create 3D forms. It evaluates the performance of processors and graphics cards. And this, in turn, determines with the use of several processing cores in rendering large 3D images. Test results will show how fast the CPU is in different workloads.

The 3D scene contains approximately 2000 objects, which comprises 300,000 polygons with photo-realistic sharp and blurred reflections, area lights, procedural shaders, shadows, antialiasing, and much more. The results are displayed in points, the higher the points, the faster your processor.

Cinebench test renders per available core. That means the faster your CPU, the quicker it'll render the image. And this would result in a high benchmark score.

The test scenario uses all of your system's processing power, with a 3D scene that uses various algorithms to stress all processor cores. Cinebench can measure systems with up to 256 processor threads.

The test procedure consists of two primary components, and these are the CPU performance test and the graphics card performance test. The CPU benchmark requires a minimum of 1GB RAM.

Meanwhile, the graphics card’s performance is measured using a complex 3D scene showing a car chase, and it measures the graphics card in OpenGL mode. The OpenGL benchmark supports graphics cards with 512 MB RAM and higher. The performance of your graphics card depends on specific factors. These include the GPU processor on the hardware as well as the drivers used.

The graphics card must display a tremendous amount of geometry (Almost 1 million polygons), high-resolution textures, and numerous effects to evaluate the performance across various disciplines to provide a good overview of your graphics card. The results of the evaluation are measured in frames per second. Here, the higher the numbers, the faster your graphics card.

Cinebench test depends on the timings of your RAM and the speed of your RAM as well. It is the perfect tool to validate performance gains on your overclock. Also, it's fast and efficient.

Cinebench scores lists include:

  • Single-Core Score: A good measure of how responsive programs are as well as specific tasks that make use of only a few cores.
  • Multi-Core-Score: Shows how fast the CPU will be in multi-core tasks such as CPU rendering.

Cinebench scores are linear. That means a CPU that scores 2000 points is twice as fast as a CPU with 1000 points. Finally, a good Cinebench score depends entirely on what you expect from the CPU that you’re benching.

Download Cinebench R20 (Version 20.060)


Windows version 20.060:
  • Deactivated "Power Throttling" on Windows systems to ensure full performance
  • Minor string fixes
  • Missing runtime DLLs included
  • Fixed a bug where identical system is not shown correctly

macOS version 20.060:

  • Fixed a bug where identical system is not shown correctly