Is there a benchmark or some sort of way to compare blender’s performance on two machines? I’ve got a top-of-the-line laptop from 2012 and top-of-the-line desktop from 2006. I want to know which machine runs blender better. I don’t render in blender, so all I care about is being able to handle lots of data (objects, textures, keyframes, etc.)
Blender OpenData - https://opendata.blender.org/ is exactly what you’re looking for
The benchmark is for Cycles rendering though, something OP specifically does not do.