(Tested) Cinebench R20 CPU Benchmark Released

Cinebench R20 CPU Benchmark

Maxon has released Cinebench R20, a well-known CPU benchmark based on the Cinema4D engine.

Friedrichsdorf, Germany – March 5, 2019 – Maxon, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering solutions, today announced the availability of Cinebench Release 20 (Cinebench R20), a modernized version of its industry-standard, cross-platform tool to benchmark computer hardware capabilities. Cinebench R20 leverages the same powerful 3D engine in Cinema 4D Release 20 (Cinema 4D R20) to accurately evaluate CPU rendering performance capabilities across various systems and platforms. It is offered free-of-charge.

For over a decade, Cinebench has been the ‘go-to’ tool to evaluate hardware performance. Cinebench uses advanced algorithms to generate a three-dimensional scene on a computer. Cinebench scores are used by system administrators to help make purchase decisions, journalists to review hardware, hardware manufacturers to optimize their latest products, as well as computer owners to evaluate their individual system.

“Cinebench R20 reflects our engineering efforts to leverage the advancements to CPU and rendering technology in recent years,” said David McGavran, Maxon Chief Executive Officer. “The updated tests in Cinebench R20 deliver more accurate benchmarking measurements to reflect the performance of today’s CPUs in demanding rendering workloads.”

Cinebench R20 feature highlights

  • Cinebench R20 uses a much larger and more complex test scene than R15 requiring about 8x the computational power needed to render it. The test also requires about 4x the memory.
  • Cinebench R20 and Cinema 4D R20 incorporate the latest rendering architectures, including integration of Intel’s Embree raytracing technology and advanced features on modern CPUs from AMD and Intel that allow users to render the same scene on the same hardware twice as fast as previously.
  • Cinebench R20 provides improved benchmark accuracy for current and next generation CPUs to test if a machine runs stable on a high CPU load, if the cooling solution of a desktop or notebook is sufficient for longer running tasks to deliver the full potential of the CPU, and if a machine is able to handle demanding real-life 3D tasks.


UPDATE (2019.03.26): Maxon has finally decided to provide an official portable version of Cinebench R20 (source). Wise decision Maxon! The portable version can be downloaded directly from THIS LINK @ Maxon.

UPDATE (2019.03.11): the portable version is no longer available at TechPowerUp (nor at Guru3D). Why? Because the Maxon sent Legal Threats to PC Enthusiast Websites Hosting Portable Cinebench R20 Downloads. Maxon wants us to download the R20 from the kro$oft store. That triple-sucks!

You can download the portable version of Cinebench R20 from this page.

I tested this new version of Cinebench on the following systems:
– PC1: Intel Core i7 7700K + 32GB DDR4
– PC2: Intel Core i7 8700K + 16GB DDR4 (3000MHz)
– PC3: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 + 16GB DDR4 (3000MHz)

Intel Core i7 7700K (default clock speeds): 2291 points

Cinebench R20 CPU Benchmark - Intel Core i7-7700K score

Intel Core i7 8700K (default clock speeds): 3372 points

Cinebench R20 CPU Benchmark - Intel Core i7-8700K score

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 (default clock speeds): 3063 points

Cinebench R20 CPU Benchmark - AMD Ryzen 7 1700 score
Cinebench R20 CPU Benchmark - AMD Ryzen 7 1700 score
Cinebench R20 fully utilizes all CPU cores!

25 thoughts on “(Tested) Cinebench R20 CPU Benchmark Released”

  1. msweed4life

    nice!! my test result: Ryzen 5 1600 stock + 8GBddr4 2666mhz
    : 2527cb

  2. Dreadmoore

    My i7 6700K @4.8Ghz and ram speed 2993MHz multi 2507 and single 496 points

  3. Picciano514

    My 8700K @5ghz (Z390-E), 32GB @3.2ghz, Multi=3492 Single=517.

  4. 8700kDelided

    My 8700k @ 5ghz (z370), 16GB@3200CAS15, Multi=3826 Single=519 MP Ratio 7.37x

    1. Rich

      Update! Changed my ram to Trident Z 3600 CL15 and my Multi went up to 4014

  5. ju5d0nt

    My Ryzen 5 1600x (stock), 16 GB@2400/C15 = 2776 cb / 407 (Single Core) / MP Ratio 6,82x

    1. putozeros

      My R5 1600x OC @4.05Ghz 16gb RAM @3000Mhz single = 403 / multi = 2906 / MP ratio = 7.21

  6. Azerothakis

    AMD RYZEN 2700X OC 4.35Ghz score 4313 with RAM GSKILL OC 16GB 3333Mhz

  7. Joshua Scholar

    Dual e5-2690 xeons (1st version), 4427
    32 gb., 2 sockets, 8 cores per socket, 2 threads per core. Base clock 2.90GHz.

  8. Alexander

    My i78700k 5.0ghz z370 m5 msi, single score=523, multi score 3889

  9. dzin-tv

    2x Intel Xeon CPU E5-2690 v4 (28c/56t), 128gb ram kingston 2400mhz cl17, asus Z10PE-D16 WS – score 9049

  10. Ondrej

    i7 9700K (no OC):
    CPU Multi: 3658
    CPU Single: 496
    MP Ratio: 7.38 x

  11. Safwan

    MSI GP75 Leopard 9SE
    Processor – i7-9750H
    CPU Multi – 2819 pts
    CPU Single – 453 pts
    MP Ratio – 6.22 x
    Good? or Bad?

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