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KitGuru Complete Guide to PC Workstations – Part 3

CATIA viewset (catia-04)

The catia-04 viewset was created from traces of the graphics workload generated by the CATIA V6 R2012 application from Dassault Systemes. Model sizes range from 5.1 to 21 million vertices. The viewset includes numerous rendering modes supported by the application, including wireframe, anti-aliasing, shaded, shaded with edges, depth of field, and ambient occlusion.

Viewset tests:

1. Race car shaded with ambient occlusion and depth of field effect
2. Race car shaded with pencil effect
3. Race car shaded with ambient occlusion
4. Airplane shaded with ambient occlusion and depth of field effect
5. Airplane wireframe
6. Airplane shaded with pencil effect
7. Airplane shaded
8. Airplane shaded with edges
9. Airplane shaded with ambient occlusion
10. SUV1 vehicle shaded with ground reflection and ambient occlusion
11. SUV2 vehicle shaded with ground shadow
12. SUV2 vehicle shaded with ground reflection and ambient occlusion
13. Jet plane shaded with ground reflection and ambient occlusion
14. Jet plane shaded with edges with ground reflection and ambient occlusion

The CPU platform you use clearly doesn’t make any difference with Dassault Systemes’ CATIA V6 R2012 if your graphics is relatively low end, such as the Quadro K620 or K2200. It doesn’t make much difference with the K4200 either. Only the K5200 gets a significant boost from the higher single-core clock speed of the 4.4GHz Intel Core i7-5820K. You do get quite a performance increse from moving up the Quadro range, however, with 50 per cent more from the K2200 over the K620, 50 per cent more again from the K4200, and almost as much moving from the latter to the K5200. So there is noticeable benefit to getting the fastest graphics you can afford with this application.

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