SPECgpc Releases SPECviewperf 13 Workstation Benchmark
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 23, 2018 - 09:01 PM | Ken Addison
Tagged: vega frontier edition, titan xp, specviewperf 13, specgpc
SPECgpc, makers of industry standard benchmarks such as SPECint, released an updated version of SPECviewperf today. The new SPECviewperf 13, is an update to the industry staple benchmark for measuring the graphics performance in workstation and professional applications.
Ranging from a wide array of applications such as Solidworks, Maya, Creo, 3ds Max, and more, SPECviewperf provides an insight into the performance of mission-critical, but often difficult to benchmark scenarios.
Changes for this new version of SPECviewperf include:
- Support for 4K resolution displays.
- New reporting methods, including JSON output that enables more robust and flexible result parsing.
- A new user interface that will be standardized across all SPEC/GWPG benchmarks.
- New workloads and scoring that reflect the range of activities found in real-world applications.
- Various bug fixes and performance improvements.
Given that the changes include new datasets for the energy, medical, Creo, and Maya viewsets, as well as tweaks to the others, we decided to grab some quick results from two high-end prosumer level GPUs, the NVIDIA Titan Xp and the AMD RX Vega Frontier Edition.
The full testbed configuration is listed below:
|Test System Setup|
Intel Core i9-7960XE
|Motherboard||ASUS PRIME X299 Deluxe|
32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4-3200
Operating at: 2400MHz
|Storage||Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X 750GB|
NVIDIA GeForce TITAN Xp 12GB
AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition (Liquid) 16GB
AMD Radeon Pro 18.Q2.1
|Power Supply||Corsair RM1000x|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro x64 RS4|
While we see the Titan Xp handily winning most of the tests in SPECviewperf 13, there are some notable exceptions, including the newly updated energy workload where the Vega Frontier Edition manages to pull off a 13% lead. Additionally, Solidworks—a very widely used application for CAD work—sees a 23% performance advantage for AMD.
SPECviewperf is a benchmark that we rely on to evaluate profession application performance, and we are glad to see it's getting some improvements.
For anyone curious about the performance of their system, SPECviewperf 13 is free to download and use for non-profit entities that do not sell computer hardware, software, or related services.