It's that time again. By Bob Cramblitt Your CAD package or 3D animation software is running slower than you think it should when confronted with heavy graphics content. Response time is lagging, slowing productivity. It might be a trivial issue if it affected only one system, but when multiple highly paid designers, engineers, or animators are being slowed down, it … [Read more...] about Using SPECviewperf website results to measure graphics system performance
Users can run synthetic benchmarks without having actual application installed and still get rigorous results. By Bob Cramblitt In ancient times when I was in college, there was a faddish rash of imitation leather jackets. Some looked authentic and others looked like a baggie with a zipper and pockets. It led to the inevitable question whenever anyone sported a new jacket: … [Read more...] about Is that benchmark leather or pleather?
The popular benchmark measures 3D graphics performance of systems running OpenGL and DirectX. The new update to the SPECviewperf benchmark features a new Autodesk 3ds Max viewset, Microsoft Windows 10 support, along with GUI and reporting improvements. SPECviewperf software measures the 3D graphics performance of systems running under the OpenGL and Direct X application … [Read more...] about SPECviewperf update adds 3ds Max viewset
Ability to add API support and customized tests are highlights of the new release. SPEC's Graphics Performance Characterization group (SPECgpc) has released SPECviewperf 12, an all-new version of the worldwide standard for measuring graphics performance based on professional applications. SPECgpc members include AMD, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Intel, Lenovo, NEC, and … [Read more...] about All-new SPECviewperf 12 improves professional graphics testing
This tanker doesn’t turn fast, but when it does you know it. The last version of SPECviewperf 11, the popular benchmark from SPEC’s Graphics and Workstation Performance Group (SPEC/GWPG), was released in June 2010—a mere three years and a bit ago. You can’t rush into these, especially when you use volunteers who don’t respond well to beatings. Expected this … [Read more...] about SPEC announces wide slate of new benchmarks