CPU Rendering Benchmarks
Now it is time for those benchmarks that test the CPU 3D rendering performance, a very common content creation workload.
We are starting with the popular Cinebench R20 benchmark and will test Multi-Threading and Single-Thread performance.
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.
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.
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.
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.