The SPECviewperf 12.1 benchmark 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 behaviour from actual applications.
The latest version is SPECviewperf 12.1, released on August 24, 2016. SPECgpc members at the time of V12.1 release include AMD, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Intel, Lenovo, NVIDIA, and VMware. SPECviewperf 12.1 features a new Autodesk 3ds Max viewset, Microsoft Windows 10 support, and GUI and reporting improvements.
SPECviewperf 12.1 has been tested and is supported under the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 10. Results from SPECviewperf 12.1 remain comparable to those from V12.0.1 and V12.0.2.
The Quadro P2000 acquits itself well in SPECviewperf 12.1. The results with the 3dsmax-05, medical-01 and showcase-01 viewset are behind the Armari Magnetar V25R’s AMD Radeon Pro Duo, but otherwise the NVIDIA Quadro P2000 does extremely well, with results that come close to the Scan system’s NVIDIA Quadro M6000 in creo-01 and sw-03. Even with catia-04 and maya-04, it’s scarcely 20 per cent slower. Only snx-02 really lags far behind the previous-generation M6000.
Again, the NVIDIA Quadro GP100 cards are not playing a part in this test, however. So next let’s turn to testing that does show off what they have to offer.