Blender Benchmark Results (Updated Scores)

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CG Director Author Alex Glawionby Alex Glawion   /  Updated 

The Open Source Digital Content Creation Software Blender is among the most popular 3D-Modeling, -Animation, -Rendering, Video Editing & Compositing Solutions on the market.

It is so popular, that in some of our own Surveys, Blender takes the lead as the currently most used 3D Content Creation Software – and all that while being free. If you are in the market for a high-performance Workstation, check our guide to building the best Blender PC.

It is no surprise then, that Blender has its own Benchmark, which too is extremely popular and widely used in determining the rendering performance of Processors and Graphics Cards.

The Blender Benchmark can render its scenes on either the CPU or multiple GPUs, depending on what you want to test.

The following list shows how CPUs score in the Blender when running the bmw27 Scene Benchmark:

Blender CPU (BMW) Benchmark Results

= AMD   |    = Intel  –  Lower is better

CPU NameCoresGhzScore (minutes)
AMD Threadripper 3990X642.900.35
AMD Threadripper 3970X323.700.51
AMD Threadripper 3960X243.801.04
AMD Threadripper 2990WX323.001.05
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X163.401.26
AMD Threadripper 2970WX243.001.28
Intel i9 12900K163.201.31
Intel i9 10980XE183.001.33
AMD Ryzen 3950X163.501.34
Intel i7 12700K123.601.54
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X123.701.57
AMD Threadripper 2950X163.502.04
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X123.802.08
Intel i9 10900k103.702.20
AMD Threadripper 2920X123.502.24
Intel i5 12600K103.702.24
AMD Threadripper 1920X123.502.34
Intel i9 9900X103.502.43
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X83.802.47
Intel i9 7900X103.302.52
Intel i9 9900K83.602.59
Intel i7 10700k83.802.59
Intel i9 9900KF83.603.06
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X83.903.07
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X83.603.14
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X83.703.42
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X63.703.53
AMD Ryzen 7 270083.203.54
Intel i5 10600k64.103.55
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X83.604.01
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X63.804.10
Intel i7 8700K63.704.14
AMD Ryzen 5 360063.604.16
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X63.604.51
AMD Ryzen 5 260063.405.01
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X63.305.05
Intel i7 7700K44.206.17
Intel i5 840062.807.14
CPU NameCoresGHzScore (minutes)

Blender’s CPU Render Benchmark test is based on one of Blender’s in-built Render Engines, “Cycles”. The list above shows the CPU Ranking when rendering the first and most popular benchmark Scene “bmw27”. The reason this scene is used most often is that rendering the entire benchmark suite with all scenes takes quite a while. Too long for many.

You’ll find the BMW Scene completes after just a couple of minutes on most modern CPUs.

Blender (3.X) GPU Benchmark Results

Higher is better:

Graphics CardVRAMPrice / MSRPScore
Nvidia GTX 10606250391
Nvidia GTX 10708350565
Nvidia GTX 1650 SUPER4170606
Nvidia GTX 10808500612
Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti8400636
Nvidia GTX 16606210737
Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti6300817
Nvidia GTX 1660 SUPER6250820
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti11700864
Nvidia RTX 206063501695
Nvidia RTX 207084502281
Nvidia RTX 2060 SUPER84202303
Nvidia RTX 208087992333
Nvidia RTX 3060123292413
Nvidia RTX 2080 SUPER87502416
Nvidia RTX 2070 SUPER85202429
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti83993012
Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti1111993084
Nvidia RTX 307084993413
Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti85993767
Nvidia RTX 3080106995019
Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti1211995547
Nvidia RTX 30902414995983
Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti2419996138
Graphics CardPerformance / DollarPrice / MSRPScore

Nvidia RTX GPUs support OptiX, which is an SDK that accelerates rendering through the use of raytracing cores. GTX GPUs don’t have RT Cores, so these score considerably lower in this GPU Benchmark.

The combination of a high number of CUDA-Cores, OptiX support, and (if your scenes are complex) a large VRAM pool, grants the highest render performance in Blender’s Cycles Render Engine.

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The Blender Benchmark can be downloaded for Windows, Mac, and Linux here.

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What Scores did you reach? Let us know in the comments!



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Alex Glawion - post author

Hi, I’m Alex, a Freelance 3D Generalist, Motion Designer and Compositor.

I’ve built a multitude of Computers, Workstations and Renderfarms and love to optimize them as much as possible.

Feel free to comment and ask for suggestions on your PC-Build or 3D-related Problem, I’ll do my best to help out!

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  • Ben

    Would love to know how the new 5800X3D fares when it comes to viewport performance. Does Blender benefits from the stacked memory?

    • Alex Glawion

      We haven’t had the chance to test it in such workloads yet. Though it’s on our todo.

      That really is the question. Is the viewport more clock-dependent which might be impacted by the lower clock, or does the stacked cache increase performance.

      Will let you know!

      Cheers,
      Alex

  • bash

    Recently got a PC:

    MSI PRO Z690-A WiFi DDR4
    Intel – Core i5-12600K
    Noctua NH-U12S chromax.Black
    G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 3200 CL16
    EVGA 220-GA-0750-X1 Super Nova
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro
    Samsung SSD EVO 860 500GB
    Crucial MX-500 1TB

    Not decided on a graphics card yet, maybe I’ll go for a 3060 in a couple months.

    My benchmark for the i5-12600K in the bmw scene is 2:22:31 in Windows 11 and Blender 3.0.0

    Hope the list gets updated!

    • Alex Glawion

      Thanks, we ran some tests and updated the list with our results!

      Cheers,
      Alex

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