Based on the powerful Cinema 4D animation software, Cinebench is a cross-platform benchmark that tests a computer’s 3D rendering capabilities. Three primary tests comprise Cinebench: a CPU-based rendering test that evaluates both multi-core and single-core performance, and an OpenGL 3D test that measures a system’s GPU performance. The CPU scores in the chart below are based on comparative Cinebench “points” (with a higher number equalling better performance) and the OpenGL test is measured in frames per second (fps).
The results reveal that Parallels 11 doesn’t offer any additional performance when compared to Parallels 10, with the two versions effectively equal in all tests. While native performance is quite a bit better in the multi-core test, both Parallels 10 and Parallels 11 perform quite well in single-core rendering, falling shy of native performance by only about 6 percent.