The SPEC Graphics Performance Characterization Group (SPECgpc) has released an update to its SPECviewperf benchmark. The SPECviewperf 2020 V2.0 benchmark features updated Solidworks-06 viewset. The viewsets can be downloaded individually. V2.0 supports all the features of SPECviewperf benchmark V1.0 released in last October and adds on. The SPECviewperf 2020 benchmark license is available for free to all except the sellers of computers and related products, who are SPEC’s customers. They are charged for the right to use SPEC’s results in their marketing. The benchmark results for SPECviewperf 2020 V2.0 are listed here.
SPEC’s goal is to enable people to get the most out of their workstations. Celebrating its 31st year, SPEC was founded by workstation makers to answer the need for realistic, standardized performance tests. The benchmarks are free to encourage more people to use them and the organization has been concentrating on ease of use to encourage more users. SPEC is organized as a consortium and its membership includes the major PC vendors, chip maker, related software vendors, and research organizations.
More information from SPEC about the latest update follows:
The SPECviewperf 2020 V2.0 benchmark, released on June 23, 2021, is the worldwide standard for measuring graphics performance based on professional applications. The benchmark measures the 3D graphics performance of systems running under the OpenGL and Direct X application programming interfaces. The benchmark’s workloads, called viewsets, represent graphics content and behavior from actual applications, without the need to install the applications themselves.
Major updates in SPECviewperf 2020 V2.0 include:
- The SOLIDWORKS-06 viewset has been updated to use the same viewport rendering modes in both 4K and 2K resolutions. Results are not comparable with SPECviewperf 2020 v1.0 SOLIDWORKS-05 or any previous version.
- Viewsets are now individually downloaded and may be independently installed and removed using the new “Manage Viewsets” utility.
SPECviewperf 2020 V2.0 supports all the features previously introduced by the SPECviewperf 2020 release in October 2020:
- New viewsets taken from traces of the latest versions of 3ds Max, Catia, Maya, and Solidworks applications.
- Updated models in the viewsets based on 3ds Max, Catia, Creo, Solidworks, and real-world medical applications.
- Support within all viewsets for both 2K and 4K resolution displays.
- User interface improvements, including better interrogation and assessment of underlying hardware, clickable thumbnails of screen grabs, and a new results manager.
- Support for running the benchmark using command-line options.
SPECviewperf 2020 V2.0 viewsets
|3ds Max (3dsmax-07)||CATIA (catia-06)|
|Creo (creo-03)||Energy (energy-03)|
|Maya (maya-06)||Medical (medical-03)|
|Siemens NX (snx-04)||Solidworks (sw-05)|
Running the benchmark
SPECviewperf 2020 has the following minimum requirements:
- Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1709 (Fall Creators Update/RS3) or newer
- 16GB of system RAM or greater
- 80GB of available disk space
- A minimum screen resolution of 1920 × 1080 for submissions published on the SPEC website
- OpenGL 4.5 (for catia-06, creo-03, energy-03, maya-06, medical-03, snx-04, and solidworks-05) and DirectX 12 API support (for 3dsmax-07)
- A GPU with 2GB or greater dedicated GPU memory
- GPU memory of 4GB or greater is recommended. On GPUs with less than 4GB of dedicated GPU memory, energy-03 will report a score of “0.01” for two subtests. Additionally, 3dsmax-07, maya-05, and solidworks-05 may run very slowly.