Cinebench R11.5 & X264HD
CINEBENCH is a real-world cross-platform test suite that evaluates your computer’s performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON’s award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Iron Man 3, Oblivion, Life of Pi or Prometheus and many more.
Cinebench is a very steady measure of PC performance, you can leave PC settings the same and run a test over and over and seldom see enough difference in the test scores to even mention. With BIOS flashed from 0505 to 1401 we gained a couple of Cinebench points on multi-core performance but single core remained about the same. You can expect single core performance to remain baseline as the intricacies of multi-core performance are taken out of the equation.
Simply put, x264 HD Benchmark is a reproducible measure of fast your machine can encode a short HD quality video clip into a high quality x264 video file. It’s nice because everyone running it will use the same video clip and software.
X264HD only shows us a 1 point increase in the 1 pass test, the dual pass test the scores were only .5 points difference but still any gain from a simple BIOS flash is welcome.