I have downloaded the blender benchmark zip file but how do I install / run the benchmark in Windows ? In Mac OS this is all very simple but I really don't know what program I have to start on Windows.

By the way ....after 2,5 years not using Blender I am back again :)

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    $\begingroup$ The new benchmark and website will go live tomorrow (9 Jan). Some additional information about the update can be found here $\endgroup$
    – Robert Gützkow
    Jan 8, 2020 at 21:10

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In order to run the benchmark 1.0 beta 2 on Windows you will have to:

  1. Download the .zip archive from https://opendata.blender.org/
  2. Extract the .zip
  3. Run the blender-benchmark.exe

The benchmark website will be updated in January 2020 according to Ton Roosendaal. This will likely include an updated version of the benchmark software as well.

Note: the benchmark test was with Blender 2.79. The benchmark site gets a complete refresh first half January.

If you're interested in the progress of the new Blender Benchmark, you can check the linked repositories Blender Benchmark Bundle, Blender My Data and Blender Open Data and tickets related to the Blender Open Data project.


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