Cinebench R20 is the latest CPU benchmark from Maxon and it is available for download from the Microsoft Store and Apple Store. Maxon has provided instructions for its use as many features of the program have been modernized to incorporate the latest advances of today's hardware and to reflect the capabilities of Cinema 4D. The new Cinebench R20 benchmark uses four times as much memory as Cinebench R15, requires 8x the computational power, and still retains the single core test option. This means the results of testing performed with Cinebench R15 aren't comparable to Cinebench R20 runs. Users can manually define a custom number of up to 256 render threads, even if your machine does not have that many cores. 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. No GPU support has been added to the benchmark. Anyone who needs to evaluate hardware performance should add Maxon Cinebench to their testing arsenal. System administrators can use Cinebench to help make purchase decisions, journalists can use the results in reviewing hardware, hardware manufacturers can utilize the feedback in optimizing their latest products. Any computer owner can evaluate their individual system. Unlike abstract benchmarks, which only test specific functions of CPUs, Cinebench offers a real-world benchmark that incorporates a user's common tasks within Cinema 4D to measure a system's performance. Improvements to Cinebench Release 20 reflect the overall advancements to CPU and rendering technology in recent years, providing a more accurate measurement of Cinema 4D's ability to take advantage of multiple CPU cores and modern processor features available to the average user.