If you're into benchmarking your PCs, you can now grab the latest release of the popular Cinebench tool on the Microsoft Store. It looks like Cinebench Release 20 first hit Microsoft's store for Windows 10 in March, but it flew a bit under the radar.
Cinebench Release 20 brings more complex and powerful tests for your computer to handle. Compared to Cinebench Release 15, version 20 packs a "much larger and more complex test scene," requiring eight times the computational power and four times the memory to render it, according to its description. Other enhancements include:
- 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.
If you're interested in giving your PC a whirl with Cinebench Release 20, you can grab it now from the Microsoft Store.
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NZXT Puck ($20 at Amazon)
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