3ds max 9
The peculiarity of 3d max 9 tests is that it uses not OpenGL but DirectX. They recommend this particular API for the latest versions of this popular 3D modeling suite.
New Nvidia graphics cards demonstrate the best results here, too. Note that Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 shows the best shader performance, which is quite logical, while the best general graphics score belongs to Nvidia Quadro FX 4600.
More detailed results of the 3ds max 9 performance test reveal the advantages of the new Nvidia professional solutions:
As we see, high frequencies and more graphics memory of Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 do not always help this card win the first prize in the tests. It would be of interest primarily to those professionals who deal with large textures a lot. In many other cases Nvidia Quadro FX 4600 may be a more attractive solution only from the performance-per-dollar prospective.