(MAXON, August 8, 2007) The completely reworked MAXON CINEBENCH R10 is now available for all users, manufacturers and hardware testers who want to test the performance of graphics cards and CPUs for either Macintosh or Windows systems.
The new version of MAXON CINEBENCH R10 contains new test scenes especially designed to meet the demands of state-of-the-art hardware. Like its predecessors, MAXON CINEBENCH R10 is also based on MAXON Computer's Hollywood-proven software, CINEMA 4D.
The CPU test, which renders a 3D scene photo-realistically, now applies even more performance-intensive functions such as area light sources, procedural shaders, Ambient Occlusion and multi-level reflections. Especially when used on faster, multi-core CPU systems, MAXON CINEBENCH R10 delivers much more accurate results.
The graphics cards tests have also been thoroughly reworked. The computer running the test must execute a camera flight at maximum speed to determine the performance of the graphics card.
The MAXON CINEBENCH R10 uses a wide range of algorithms and instructions which ensure that the tests performed deliver a very good overview of a system's overall performance capabilities, also with regard to other CPU and graphics card-intensive tasks. MAXON CINEBENCH R10 supports up to 16 CPUs or CPU cores and runs under Windows (2000, XP, Vista in 32-bit or 64-bit) or Mac OS X (with PowerPC and Intel processors).
More information and technical specifications regarding MAXON CINEBENCH as well as the free download can be found here.
About MAXON Computer
MAXON Computer is the developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning products have been used extensively in the film, television, science, architecture, engineering and other industries. MAXON products have been used for and in all three Spider-Man films, Surf's Up, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider, Open Season, all three Pirates of the Caribbean films, Monster House, Eragon, Superman Returns, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Serenity, War of the Worlds, Polar Express, The Flight of the Phoenix, Van Helsing, King Arthur, Star Wars: Episode II - The Attack of the Clones, the On-Air Packages for Comedy Central, Monday Night Football, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, ESPN, NFL Network, TiVO, NBC, DirecTV, CBS NFL, Smart House, Fox and many more. MAXON has offices in Friedrichsdorf (Germany), Newbury Park (CA, USA), Bedford (UK) and Tokyo (JP).