CINEBENCH R11.5 is a standard test of computer performance in the popular 3D modeling and animation suite Maxon CINEMA 4D R11.5.
Although the Quadro 5000 is ahead of the Quadro FX 4800 in this test, the difference is a mere 5%. This is due to the fact that CINEBENCH operates with textured 3D models while the speed of texturing is a weak point of the Fermi architecture.
There are no specialized mini-drivers for Maya 2011 from Nvidia, so this 3D suite uses the standard OpenGL API. Anyway, even the previous Quadro FX generation used to show very good results in this application, and the new Fermi-based models is going to improve them.
The Quadro 5000 is much faster than its predecessor in Maya 2011. The difference is 22% in the graphics component of the test.
SolidWorks produces unexpected results: the new Quadro 5000 is somewhat slower than the Quadro FX 4800. So, we can see the new card lagging behind not only in the synthetic SPECViewperf but also in real applications. We guess this is the result of the limited number of texture-mapping processors implemented in the Fermi architecture. There are only 44 of them in the Quadro 5000 whereas the Quadro FX 4800 has almost half as many as that!