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PTC Creo Parametric 2.0

Creo is a popular CAD suite that has replaced Pro/Engineer. Although based on OpenGL, it runs well enough both on professional and gaming Kepler-based graphics cards.

The GeForce GTX 680 is even faster than the Quadro K5000, obviously due to higher GPU and memory clock rates. The new Quadro, in its turn, is better than its Fermi-based predecessor. The difference between them amounts to 25%.

If we take a closer look at the Creo Parametric 2.0 results, we can see that the Kepler architecture enjoys the biggest advantage when processing wireframe models. The Quadro K5000 is up to 45% faster than the Quadro 5000 then.

Autodesk Maya 2013

The popular 3D graphics editor Maya 2013 is a typical professional application based on the OpenGL API. It doesn’t require a special mini-driver. Everything works perfectly well via the generic one.

The Quadro series driver has certain optimizations that make such cards twice as fast as the top-end gaming products with the most progressive Kepler architecture. Meanwhile, the Kepler-based Quadro K5000 turns out to be not the best choice for Maya. Its predecessor can deliver somewhat higher performance. Well, the higher overall score of the Quadro 5000 doesn’t mean that this card is better whatever you do in Maya.

In fact, the Quadro 5000 is only faster than the new Quadro K5000 at processing 3D models with high-quality textures or shading. Otherwise, the Kepler-based card is 8 to 10% faster.

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