Render Tests

CineBench 10

This rendering benchmark based off of the Cinema 4D engine is a terrific indicator for multi-threaded processing.

AMD FX-8150 Processor Review - Can Bulldozer Unearth an AMD Victory? - Processors 18
Single threaded performance in CineBench puts the FX-8150 JUST ahead of the slightly slower X6 1090T processor but behind the entire allotment of Sandy Bridge cores including the Core i3-2100.  Once we enabled the multi-threaded version of the test we see the FX-8150 pass up the Core i5-2500k but not by very much.

POV-Ray 3.7 Beta

POV-Ray has long been the poster child for multi-threaded processing and rendering.


POV-Ray actually gives the FX-8150 a fighting chance agains the Core i7-2600k for the first time.


Blender is a free open source 3D engine that is a popular choice amongst college students and small developers.

Blender shows us that it is not until we are using 8 threads that we see any kind of advantage over even the lowest priced Sandy Bridge CPUs.

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