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Performance in programs

Cinebench R15

Cinebench R15 is based on the Cinema 4D software. It’s useful to measure the performance gain obtained by the presence of several processing cores while rendering heavy 3D images. Rendering is an area where a bigger number of cores helps a lot because usually, this kind of software recognizes several processors (Cinebench R15, for example, can use up to 256 processing cores).

We ran the CPU benchmark, which renders a complex image using all the processing cores (real and virtual) to speed up the process. The result is given as a score.

AMD A8-9600

On Cinebench R15 CPU benchmark, the A8-9600 was 27% slower than the Pentium G4600, and 41% slower than the Ryzen 3 1200.

Blender

Blender is an image and movie rendering software that uses all the threads of the CPU. We used the program to render a heavy image of a project named Gooseberry Benchmark. The graph below shows the time the CPU used to finish the image, so the less, the better.

AMD A8-9600

On Blender, the A8-9600 was 43% slower than the Pentium G4600, and 36% slower than the Ryzen 3 1200.

CPU-Z

On its current version, the well-known hardware identification software CPU-Z comes with a benchmarking tool, which measures CPU performance for one core and for all available cores.

AMD A8-9600

On the single thread benchmark, the A8-9600 was 43% slower than both the Pentium G4600 and the Ryzen 3 1200.

AMD A8-9600

On the multiple thread benchmark, the A8-9600 was 32% slower than the Pentium G4600 and 49% slower than the Ryzen 3 1200.

Handbrake

Media Espresso is a video conversion program that uses the graphics processing unit of the video engine to speed up the conversion process. We converted a 1 GiB, 1920x1080i, 23,738 kbps, .mov video file to a smaller 320×200, H.264, .MP4 file for viewing on a smartphone.┬áThe results below are given in seconds, so the lower the better.

AMD A8-9600

Here the A8-9600 was 20% slower than the Pentium G4600, and 55% slower than the Ryzen 3 1200.

WinRAR

Another task where the CPU is very demanded is on file compacting. We ran a test compacting a folder with 8 GiB on 6.813 files to a file, using WinRAR 4.2. The graph below shows the time taken for each test.

AMD A8-9600

In WinRAR, the A8-9600 was 83% slower than the Pentium G4600, and 60% slower than the Ryzen 3 1200.

V-Ray Benchmark

V-Ray Benchmark is a tool for measuring image rendering performance using the processor and the graphics card. It renders two images, one using the processor (CPU) and one using the video engine (GPU). We ran the benchmark and compared the CPU time on the graphics below.

AMD A8-9600

On V-Ray, the A8-9600 was 47% slower than the Pentium G4600, and 82% slower than the Ryzen 3 1200.