|[December 18, 2013]
SPEC releases all-new version of SPECviewperf
GAINESVILLE, Va. --(Business Wire)--
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 (News - Alert), Lenovo, NEC and
SPECviewperf 12 measures the 3D graphics performance of systems running
under the OpenGL and Direct X application programming interfaces. The
benchmark's test files, called viewsets, represent graphics content and
behavior from actual applications. New and updated features in
SPECviewperf 12 include:
An extensible architecture that makes it easier to add API support,
viewsets, models and customized tests to measure graphics performance.
Energy and medical viewsets that highlight volume rendering and
dynamic data generation.
Fully updated viewsets representing popular product development (PTC
Creo, Dassault Systemes CATIA, Siemens (News - Alert) NX, and Dassault Systemes
SolidWorks) and media and entertainment (Autodesk Maya) applications.
A viewset representing the Autodesk Showcase visualization application.
Greater flexibility, versatility
"We've re-architected PECviewperf to be far more flexible and versatile
for graphics performance evaluation," says Ian Williams, SPECgpc chair.
"It is a valuable complement to other SPEC/GWPG benchmarks for users who
want to make informed configuration and buying decisions and for vendors
that need a reliable tool to measure graphics performance for product
development and marketing."
"SPEC representatives are the undisputed experts in all matters of
performance benchmarking for professional-level graphics," says Jon
Peddie, founder and CEO of Jon Peddie Research. "We expect to use
SPECviewperf 12 to accurately document the growth and development of
graphics workstations in the months ahead."
SPECviewperf 12 runs under the 64-bit version of Microsoft (News - Alert) Windows 7.
Results from SPECviewperf 12 cannot be compared to those from previous
versions of the benchmark.
Free downloading for non-commercial users
SPECviewperf 12 is available for immediate
download under a two-tiered pricing structure: free for
non-commercial users and $2,500 for commercial entities. Commercial
entities are defined as organizations using the benchmark for the
purpose of marketing, developing, testing, consulting for and/or selling
computers, computer services, graphics devices, drivers or other systems
in the computer marketplace.
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standardized benchmarks and tools to evaluate performance for the newest
generation of computing systems. Its membership comprises nearly 100
leading computer hardware and software vendors, educational
institutions, research organizations, and government agencies worldwide.
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