MAXON’s Cinebench R15 runs two sets of benchmarks, a processor test for the CPU and an OpenGL test for the graphics cards. The 3D rendering workload is based on Maxon’s Cinema 4D, a program utilized by movie production studios world wide for special effects so it is a semi-synthetic test closer to real-world 3D graphics benchmarking.
AIDA64 is a multi-tool suite that has several tests for different various PC components. A GPGPU test and Memory benchmark is available for the CPU.
PCMark 8 simulates typical home-related workloads and storage-oriented tests including web browsing, gaming, photo editing, video chat and productivity. Like Futuremark’s 3DMark, a numerical score is generated from the combination of semi-synthetic tests and the gives a close to real-world evaluation in a controlled run. Since this is a total system performance evaluation, the scores can be compared directly to another system to gauge how it measures up.
x264 is a popular free software library for encoding video streams into the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format. x264 FHD measures how efficient a system is in encoding H.264 video and produces results in frames-per-second.