CPU Rendering Benchmarks

Now it is time for those benchmarks that test the CPU 3D rendering performance, a very common content creation workload.

Cinebench R20

We are starting with the popular Cinebench R20 benchmark and will test Multi-Threading and Single-Thread performance.

Intel Core i5-10600K Cinebench R20 Multi-Thread Test

In the multi-threading test, the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X proves to be a formidable opponent.  It scores 3758, 5% higher than the Intel Core i5-10600K at 3591.  The Intel Core i5-10600K is a huge improvement over the Intel Core i5-9600K at 39% faster.  Before the 10600K the 3600X had a huge advantage, but the 10600K now gives it some competition, but the 3600X is still ultimately faster here.

Intel Core i5-10600K Cinebench R20 Single-Thread Test

Surprisingly the same holds true for the single-core performance.  The Ryzen 5 3600X has a score of 511, which is just 2% faster than the 10600K.  We would have thought the 10600K would be on top here due to its boost, but apparently IPC plays a huge role here.  The 10600K is a 5% advantage over the 9600K.

Blender Open Data Benchmark

We are using the brand-new Blender Open Data Benchmark version 2.04.  This newer Blender Benchmark 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.

Intel Core i5-10600K Blender Open Data Benchmark

The first demo we had it benchmark was called “pavilion_barcelona.”  On the slower Intel i5-9600K with only 6c/6t the time to render was 18 minutes.  That time was reduced greatly by the Intel Core i5-10600K down to 12 minutes and 22 seconds.  Then the Ryzen 5 3600X comes in and reduces the time even more over the i5-10600K by another minute less.

Intel Core i5-10600K Blender Open Data Benchmark

The Intel i5-9600K renders “victor” at a whopping 34 minutes and 34 seconds.  The Ryzen 5 3600X and Intel Core i5-10600K come in and reduce that by a whole 10 minutes down to just 24 minutes.  The Intel Core i5-10600K is only 12 seconds faster, so for all intents and purposes they offer similar performance here, but it is huge compared to the i5-9600K.  The 10600K is a real improvement over the last-gen.

Brent Justice

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  1. There are several sites like B&H listing prices for them, but availability is unknown. B&H does list the 10700 for sale. If you go to the drop down, it shows "coming soon" for most of the CPU’s. So, availability may be there but its spotty at best.
  2. Nicely written article as well. I preferred the order of presentation and including the overclocked results of the bigger chip. But this was all there as well.

    I do kinda sorta miss a pull down to hop to the testing results, sometimes reading the methodology is nice, but when it is a site and testers I trust I just want to see some numbers! ;)

  3. We may create a unified CPU review format at some point in the future. Unfortunately, this was the least amount of lead time we’ve ever had so Brent and I worked entirely independently to get these done.
  4. We may create a unified CPU review format at some point in the future. Unfortunately, this was the least amount of lead time we’ve ever had so Brent and I worked entirely independently to get these done.

    Naaa it’s all good. I enjoyed reading both reviews. Good on both of you on cranking these out in the short window you had!

  5. I do kinda sorta miss a pull down to hop to the testing results

    Table of Contents is at the top of both articles for me – is it missing for you?

    If it’s there now and was missing, it was likely when Brent was fixing some internal links as the plugin for it will randomly turn off the ToC when making edits.

    If it’s not there now, then you’re blocking that javascript.

    If you’re missing something else… please describe?

  6. Table of Contents is at the top of both articles for me – is it missing for you?

    If it’s there now and was missing, it was likely when Brent was fixing some internal links as the plugin for it will randomly turn off the ToC when making edits.

    If it’s not there now, then you’re blocking that javascript.

    If you’re missing something else… please describe?

    I may have grown accustomed to looking for the jump pages at the bottom of the screen in a pull down and never thought to check the top… maybe…. damnit.

  7. I may have grown accustomed to looking for the jump pages at the bottom of the screen in a pull down and never thought to check the top… maybe…. damnit.

    You inspired me to see if my WordPress/wizardry has grown enough to figure out how to put it back at the bottom. Looks like it worked. Enjoy the ToC at top and bottom of content and let me know if I broke something by doing that…

  8. You inspired me to see if my WordPress/wizardry has grown enough to figure out how to put it back at the bottom. Looks like it worked. Enjoy the ToC at top and bottom of content and let me know if I broke something by doing that…

    That works!

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