SPECviewperf® 11 – GPU Scores

The SPECgpcSM project group’s SPECviewperf 11 is an OpenGL graphics performance evaluation software. It contains more than 6GB of detailed models, created in relatively realistic scenarios for each software suite.

The viewport engines tested under SPECviewperf 11 are:

  • Maya 2009 – Autodesk
  • Lightwave 9.6 – NewTek Inc
  • Solidworks 2009 – Dassault Systemes
  • CATIA™ – Dassault Systemes
  • EnSight 8.2 – CEI
  • Pro/Engineer Wildfire™ 5.0 – PTC
  • Siements Teamcenter Visualization Mockup
  • Siemens NX 7

Each model is contained in an animated scene with predetermined frame count, and the benchmark is measuring the time needed to complete the given number of frames from start to finish, then derives the average Frames per Second (FPS) for each. All the numbers seen in the performance charts in SPECviewperf 11 are refereed to average FPS.

FooBench Configuration

Processor Intel i7-4770K Quad Core 3.5GHz
4 Cores, 8 Threads @ 4.5GHz (45×100)
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H
Cooling Thermalright Silver Arrow
Power Supply Rosewill Capstone 550W
Memory G.Skill 2*8GB DDR3-2400
Memory Settings DDR3 – 2400 / 10-11-11-31 @ 1.65V
System Drive Crucial M4 256GB SATA III
Case Open Test Bench
Operating System Windows 7 64-bit SP1

Disclaimer: Ok, you got me, I don’t currently have all of those cards in my possession all the time to repeat all of the tests over and over. Cards come and go, with few exceptions that are constantly within reach.

Numbers for a couple of benches that include the GTX Titan and 670 being slower than the 660 or the 750Ti, are because the former 2 where tested – on a slightly older driver version. At least you can immediately identify the importance of drivers, and how gimped gaming cards are in certain programs, making upgrading even to the best of them of little importance. Raw power is not the issue in many cases.

Maya 2009 Viewset (maya-03)

The maya-03 viewset was created from traces of the graphics workload generated by the SPECapc for Maya 2009 benchmark. The models used in the tests range in size from 6- to 66-million vertices, and are tested with and without vertex and fragment shaders.
More Details on the official SPEC website.
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Lightwave 9.6 Viewset (lightwave-01)

The models for this viewset range in size from 2.5- to 6-million vertices, with heavy use of vertex buffer objects (VBOs) mixed with immediate mode. GLSL shaders are used throughout the tests. Applications represented by the viewset include 3D character animation, architectural review, and industrial design.
More Details on the official SPEC website.

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SolidWorks 2009 Viewset (sw-03)

The sw-03 viewset was created from traces of the graphics workload generated by the Solidworks 2009 SP2 application from Dassault Systemes. Model sizes range from 2- to 20-million vertices in a variety of commonly used SolidWorks render modes, including RealView, which makes use of GLSL shaders.
More Details on the official SPEC website.

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CATIA™ Viewset (catia-03)

The catia-03 viewset was created from traces of the graphics workload generated by the CATIA™ V5 R19 and CATIA V6 R2009 applications from Dassault Systemes. The models, ranging in size from 6.3- to 25-million vertices, use a variety of common CATIA graphics modes.
More Details on the official SPEC website.

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EnSight 8.2 Viewset (ensight-04)

The ensight-04 viewset represents engineering and scientific visualization workloads created from traces of CEI’s EnSight 8.2 application.  CEI contributed the models and suggested workloads. Models ranging from 36- to 45-million vertices are included in the viewset using display list paths through OpenGL.
More Details on the official SPEC website.

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Pro/ENGINEER 5.0 Viewset (proe-05)

The proe-05 viewset was created from traces of the graphics workload generated by the Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire™ 5.0 application from PTC. Model sizes range from 7- to 13-million vertices.
More Details on the official SPEC website.

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Siemens Teamcenter Visualization Mockup Viewset (tcvis-02)

The tcvis-02 viewset is based on traces of the Siemens Teamcenter Visualization Mockup application (also known as VisMockup) used for visual simulation. Models range from 10- to 22-million vertices and incorporate vertex arrays and fixed-function lighting.
More Details on the official SPEC website.

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Siemens NX 7 (snx-01)

The snx-01 viewset is based on traces of the Siemens NX 7 application. The traces represent very large models containing between 11- and 62-million vertices, which are rendered in modes available in Siemens NX 7.
More Details on the official SPEC website.

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Disclaimer: All the cards in these tables were tested on PCFoo’s testbed with the listed specifications. Due to limited resources, the range of cards available is small. Should you wish to provide a card for a limited time in order to get it tested and included, feel free to contact us at: info@pcfoo.com. You can make it into our Sponsor list 😉

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