Benchmark Cube

  • June 13, 2011
  • Blender 2.5x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: hjmediastudios
  • License: CC-BY
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This is an extremely high-quality "test cube" model, intended for serious use by artists who need to observe the lush interplay of light across their environments via a simplified form. In accordance with this serious purpose, this .blend has a number of premium-quality features:


<li>Beautifully Textured: Panoramic 4096x4096 textures cover each face; there are absolutely no pixels visible at virtually any magnification level</li>

<li>Fully rigged: This model is equipped with a 100% perfect rig; there are no vertices out of place, the rig makes sense to any user, and an advanced control system enables an artist to control the cube's entire form using only one control bone.</li>

<li>High-Poly: Over 50k polys ensure a perfect level of detail suitable for high-quality film applications</li>

<li>Good Lighting: A high-quality setup completes the .blend, enabling gorgeous renders for any purpose</li>


I hope this file comes in handy for the legions of artists sure to use it.


  • hjmediastudios profile picture

    F.Y.I: This is intended to test processor load and act as a benchmark, as well as to test lighting and get a rough idea of the capabilities of different machines. The description is <em>technically</em> accurate, but keep in mind this isn't intended to be a work of art. :)

    Written June 14, 2011
  • Mr.Chippy profile picture

    Not much of a benchmark. Rendered in 2 seconds. My average workflow has more polys, and collectively higher ress textures than this. This is pretty useless.

    Written June 14, 2011
  • hjmediastudios profile picture

    Not for me. It takes 2min to render on my ancient machine.

    Written June 15, 2011
  • kevin_rocker_lake profile picture

    Master Orz.

    Written June 15, 2011
  • turquoiserabbit profile picture

    Rendered in 1.82 seconds on my machine. SPEED COMPETITION GO! lol

    Written November 04, 2011
  • mofx profile picture

    Rendered in 5.96 sec, think I need a new machine.

    Written November 04, 2011
  • Renderman profile picture

    7,77 sec here :(

    Written August 26, 2012
  • hjmediastudios profile picture

    1.02 seconds on my new computer. Yay!

    Written November 04, 2011
  • turquoiserabbit profile picture

    Wow at Hjmediastudios - what are you running?

    I'm on an i7 2600k @ 4.4 ghz, 8bg ddr3 ram @1600mhz. But you've nearly halved my time. hahaha

    Written November 04, 2011
  • hjmediastudios profile picture

    I'm running an overclocked i7 6-core processor (3.4 GHz per core) with 16 GB DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz).

    Written November 05, 2011
  • ricknorth profile picture

    2.8 second render i7-2600 @ 3.40GHz, 64Bit Win7, 16.0 GB Ram

    Written May 22, 2012
  • ricknorth profile picture

    sorry that was 2.38 seconds. with NVIDIA Quadro 600.

    Written May 22, 2012
  • luis profile picture

    3.07 in my i7 machine!

    Written August 09, 2012
  • JohnsonMartin profile picture

    33.2 sec on mine :( slowest yet.

    Edited January 03, 2014
  • DurstAuric profile picture

    Ya know, this MIGHT be a regular cube.....

    Written May 13, 2015
  • matthewinglis profile picture

    1.96 seconds on a laptop!!

    Written June 12, 2015
  • noemis84 profile picture

    2020 -> 0.32 seconds on a intel i9 / nvidia geforce 1070

    Maybe you should update this great benchmark scene also for cycles. I tested it, but the result was noisy.

    Written June 18, 2020