3ds max 7
According to the total score from SPECapc test, Nvidia Quadro FX graphics cards are much faster in 3ds max than their ATI competitors. I would like to stress that we are observing a pretty funny situation with Quadro FX 3500 being faster than the more expensive Quadro FX 5500. It means that 3ds max is sensitive not only to the GPU speed, but also to the graphics memory frequency, and Quadro FX 3500 boasts the highest memory bandwidth of all the Nvidia professional solutions. I would also like to point out the low result of Quadro FX 4500. Of course, this is a previous generation OpenGL card, which - alongside with the low working frequencies - explains its low performance.
The charts below show more details results for the professional graphics cards performance in 3ds max 7:
ATI FireGL graphics accelerators do not always lose to Nvidia Quadro. As we can see, when we work with reframe models ATI FireGL solutions run at a pretty competitive speed. However, since they do not run fast enough under any other types of workload, we cannot give these cards a positive verdict.