Blender is an open-source 3D creation and modeling software project. This test is of Blender's Cycles performance with various sample files. GPU computing via NVIDIA OptiX and NVIDIA CUDA is currently supported as well as HIP for AMD Radeon GPUs and Intel oneAPI for Intel Graphics.
To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark blender.
* Uploading of benchmark result data to OpenBenchmarking.org is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly. ** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform. *** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021. Data current as of 28 January 2023.
pts/blender-3.4.0 [View Source] Wed, 07 Dec 2022 18:54:02 GMT Update against Blender 3.4 upstream.
pts/blender-3.2.0 [View Source] Wed, 08 Jun 2022 15:25:18 GMT Update against Blender 3.2 upstram, expose Radeon HIP option, switch to using --cycles-device option in recent versions for setting device acceleration.
pts/blender-3.0.0 [View Source] Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:08:32 GMT Update against Blender 3.0 upstream release.
pts/blender-1.9.1 [View Source] Thu, 04 Nov 2021 14:22:17 GMT Update download links for Barbershop blend files, old mirror broke.
pts/blender-1.9.0 [View Source] Thu, 25 Feb 2021 15:02:18 GMT Update against Blender 2.92 upstream.
pts/blender-1.8.0 [View Source] Mon, 31 Aug 2020 17:54:31 GMT Update against upstream Blender 2.90.
pts/blender-1.7.1 [View Source] Sun, 17 May 2020 15:33:56 GMT Add macOS support, add more download mirrors.
pts/blender-1.7.0 [View Source] Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:07:03 GMT Update against Blender 2.82 upstream.
pts/blender-1.6.0 [View Source] Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:28:12 GMT Update against Blender 2.81.
pts/blender-1.5.1 [View Source] Sun, 29 Sep 2019 11:55:34 GMT Fix for Blender 2.80 Python API preferences handling for GPU selection.
pts/blender-1.5.0 [View Source] Mon, 12 Aug 2019 10:39:52 GMT Update against Blender 2.80 upstream.
pts/blender-1.4.1 [View Source] Thu, 01 Mar 2018 09:47:17 GMT Square away the Windows support.
pts/blender-1.4.0 [View Source] Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:43:14 GMT Update against Blender 2.79a, plumb in initial Windows support.
pts/blender-1.3.2 [View Source] Sun, 26 Nov 2017 16:05:28 GMT Fix GPU download link
pts/blender-1.3.1 [View Source] Sat, 25 Nov 2017 09:34:23 GMT Add new Barbershop scene.
OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 338 public results since 7 December 2022 with the latest data as of 31 January 2023.
Below is an overview of the generalized performance for components where there is sufficient statistically significant data based upon user-uploaded results. It is important to keep in mind particularly in the Linux/open-source space there can be vastly different OS configurations, with this overview intended to offer just general guidance as to the performance expectations.
Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Blender 3.4 - Blend File: BMW27 - Compute: CPU-Only) has an average run-time of 11 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.
Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.1%.
Does It Scale Well With Increasing Cores?
Yes, based on the automated analysis of the collected public benchmark data, this test / test settings does generally scale well with increasing CPU core counts. Data based on publicly available results for this test / test settings, separated by vendor, result divided by the reference CPU clock speed, grouped by matching physical CPU core count, and normalized against the smallest core count tested from each vendor for each CPU having a sufficient number of test samples and statistically significant data.
Notable Instruction Set Usage
Notable instruction set extensions supported by this test, based on an automatic analysis by the Phoronix Test Suite / OpenBenchmarking.org analytics engine.
This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries librt.so.1, libutil.so.1, libpthread.so.0, libdl.so.2, libX11.so.6, libXrender.so.1, libXxf86vm.so.1, libXfixes.so.3, libXi.so.6, libxkbcommon.so.0, libsycl.so.6, libm.so.6, libc.so.6, libxcb.so.1, libXext.so.6, libXau.so.6, libXdmcp.so.6, libbsd.so.0, libmd.so.0.
Tested CPU Architectures
This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful OpenBenchmarking.org result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.