Now it is time to cover benchmarks that test rendering performance. The ability to render fast and reduce time for rendering is very important, different CPUs can help in this process so let’s see how these stack up.
We are starting with the popular Cinebench R20 benchmark and will test Multi-Threading and Single-Thread performance.
The Ryzen 3 3100 beats the Intel Core i3-9100F quite thoroughly with its 4 extra threads. Performance difference is 48%, which makes sense having double the threads. What is even more exciting though is that the 4c/8t AMD Ryzen 3 3100 is on par with 6c/6t Intel Core i5-9400 in this test.
Where these AMD CPUs really shine is in the IPC department. In single-thread performance the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 is beating the Intel Core i3-9100F and Intel Core i5-9400!
Blender Open Data Benchmark
We are using the brand-new Blender Open Data Benchmark version 2.04. This newer Blender Benchmarks works differently than the last one. This one downloads several different demos it can run, there are six of them. Some of them can take quite a long time to run on slower CPUs. This benchmark also tests version 2.82 of Blender. We enabled that version and selected only two of the demos of that for us showed large results between the CPUs. These happened to be some of the longer runs the benchmark ran. The results are in minutes and seconds, with lower times being better.
The first demo we had it benchmark was called “pavilion_barcelona.” This one took a whole 30 minutes on the Intel Core i3-9100F CPU. With the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 though time was reduced more than 10 minutes, which is quite a bit for only a $99 CPU. The performance even beats the Intel Core i5-9400.
The next demo we decided to show was called “victor.” This one took a whole hour to run on the Intel Core i3-9100F, so this was a great test to use for a comparison. The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 reduced that time down almost in half, it brought it down to 35 minutes versus 59 minutes, a 24-minute reduction. That’s pretty massive for large projects. Again, the Ryzen 3 3100 is also beating the Intel Core i5-9400!