When you want to use a computer for graphics editing and animation related work, you want to make sure that it has high quality hardware that can do all the graphics related tasks easily. If the hardware is old or does not support modern technologies, then you cannot use it for graphics editing or it will take a very long time to do the job.
With the help of a free benchmark tool called Cinebench we can quickly check the hardware capabilities of any Windows PC. This tool is available for the Apple Mac computers too. It focuses on testing the graphics capabilities which includes testing the main processor, the graphics processor, the memory and the storage.
It also follows a point based ranking system for various computers. Using these points or scores, we can compare the performance of different hardware configurations and see what changes make the score go higher. For example, we can see that score goes up after we install a high-end Nvidia graphics card on our PC that had only basic integrated graphics.
Cinebench does not run on just any system. Your PC should meet the minimum system requirements for Cinebench which are already set to be very high. If your PC does not meet these requirements, then you can assume your computer is not good in terms of its graphics capabilities.
In order to run Cinebench on a Windows PC, it should have an Intel or AMD 64-bit CPU with AVX2 support. The total installed RAM should be at least 16 GB. The computers should have an Nvidia graphics card with at least CUDA 5.0 or an AMD Radeon series cards from the Navi or Vega series with at least 8 GB of VRAM.
If you want to improve your Cinebench score then you have to invest in newer, faster hardware. You can upgrade your system’s motherboard, install more RAM, upgrade to a faster SSD and get the high-end processors.
You can download a demo version of Cinebench from https://www.maxon.net/en/cinebench.