First of all we decided to check the results in the main professional graphics card test - SPECviewperf benchmark, which newest 10th version has been released recently. Although SPECViewperf is a synthetic test, it serves as a certain reference when it comes to graphics cards performance in 3D CAD and modeling applications. This benchmark transmits to the graphics card driver a pre-formed succession of OpenGL commands typical of different professional applications. The built-in scripts emulate the user’s work in viewports of the following applications (the names of the corresponding benchmarks are given in brackets): 3ds max (3dsmax-04), CATIA (catia-02), EnSight (ensight-03), Maya (maya-02), Pro/ENGINEER (proe-04), SolidWorks (sw-02), UGS Teamcenter Visualization Mockup (tcvis-01) and UGS NX (ugnx-01).
The obtained results are pretty evident: the new generation graphics cards are faster than the older offerings from AMD and Nvidia. Moreover, Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 with higher clock speeds outperforms Nvidia Quadro FX 4600.