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News: Maxon Announces Optimization for Apple M3 Chips

News: Maxon Announces Optimization for Apple M3 Chips

After the product announcements from Apple in late October, Maxon announced that Redshift and Cinebench are optimized for the M3 chips. The products deliver outstanding performance and offer new capabilities for users, leveraging the latest advancements in M3 chips. Get unparalleled performance with the industry-leading render engine from Maxon. In addition, with Cinebench 2024, a benchmarking tool, creators can measure the impressive performance of the new M3 chips.

Press Release: Maxon Redshift and Cinebench Optimized for Mac Lineup with M3 Family of Chips

With the new GPU of M3, features like hardware-accelerated ray tracing offer outstanding performance in Redshift rendering.

Bad Homburg, Germany – October 31, 2023 – Maxon is thrilled to announce updates to Redshift and Cinebench 2024 that take advantage of the latest developments in Apple’s M3 family of chips. Artists will experience outstanding performance when generating photorealistic imagery using Maxon’s industry-leading Redshift render engine, thanks to the increased GPU power of the M3 family of chips, which includes support for hardware-accelerated ray tracing. Maxon’s Cinebench 2024 benchmarking tool, built on Redshift and Maxon’s Cinema 4D, is fully optimized and available as a free download, offering creators to evaluate the performance of Apple’s M3-series chips. 

Apple’s new GPU architecture features hardware-accelerated ray tracing, providing substantial speed increases when rendering with Redshift. 

“Maxon has consistently delivered quick support for Apple innovations, as we strive to deliver the best performance possible and enable artists to design at the speed of creativity,” said David McGavran, Maxon CEO. “We’re excited to take advantage of the new M3 technology and are sure the speed gains will be invaluable in the creative process.” 


Cinebench 2024.1 is available immediately from for anyone to download and benchmark performance on macOS and Windows hardware. Optimizations will be available as part of regular Redshift updates for Maxon One and Redshift subscribers in the coming months.

About Maxon

Maxon makes powerful yet approachable software solutions for content creators working in 2D and 3D design, motion graphics, visual effects, and visualization. Maxon’s innovative product portfolio helps artists supercharge their creative workflows. Our product lines include the award-winning Cinema 4D suite of 3D modeling, simulation, and animation technology; the creativity-on-the-go Forger mobile sculpting app; the diverse Red Giant lineup of revolutionary editing, motion design, and filmmaking tools; the leading-edge, blazingly fast Redshift renderer; and ZBrush, the industry-standard digital sculpting and painting solution.

Maxon’s team is comprised of fun, passionate people who believe in building and empowering a successful artistic community. From our popular inclusive events to our free Cineversity educational resources, Maxon recognizes that developing strong connections with creatives and fostering their professional growth is integral to our ability to stay on top of industry trends and better serve customers. 

Maxon is part of the Nemetschek Group.

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