Render TestsCineBench 10
This rendering benchmark based off of the Cinema 4D engine is a terrific indicator for multi-threaded processing.
Here we can see some of the architectural improvements in Sandy Bridge at work – the single threaded performance of all four SNB processors beat out any previous result.
POV-Ray 3.7 Beta
POV-Ray has long been the poster child for multi-threaded processing and rendering.
In POV-Ray, the only CPU faster than the Core i7-2600K is the 6-core Gulftown; pretty impressive.
Blender is a free open source 3D engine that is a popular choice amongst college students and small developers.
In Blender Render all four of the SNB parts are not only faster in the single threaded results but also in the dual-thread run!