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Viewperf

A benchmark created by IBM that is used to test graphics performance. It is endorsed by the OPC Group for OpenGL benchmarking. Major update Viewperf 10 was released in 2007 with new features to evaluate higher-quality imaging workstations, as well as the effect of multicore systems on graphics content. Additionally, Viewperf's architecture was improved in this version by separating the benchmark from its viewsets for the first time. This change enables smaller downloads and more frequent updates of the software's functionality. Viewperf supports Windows 32/64 and Linux/Unix. OPC is part of the SPEC/GPC organization. For more information, visit www.spec.org. See OPC.
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Viewperf provides a vast amount of flexibility in benchmarking OpenGL performance.
The result is record-breaking Viewperf performance and never-before-seen real-world application performance.
The 3Dlabs Wildcat Realizm family of graphics accelerators has achieved top scores on the Viewperf benchmark and generated great excitement in the CAD and DCC space," said Jerry Peterson, executive vice president and general manager of 3Dlabs workstation division.
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3 Based on the ViewPerf 10 composite scores for UGNX comparing ATI FirePro V3750 against previous ATI FireGL products.
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1 Based on the average ViewPerf 10 Composite Scores of ATI FireGL[TM] V3600, V5600, V7700, V7600, V8600 and V8650 vs.
Winning the majority of ViewPerf benchmarks demonstrates that the FireGL X3-256 gives professional workstation users the speed and reliability they demand from a graphics accelerator," said Dinesh Sharma, Director of Workstation Products, ATI.
SPEC's graphics performance characterization group (SPECgpc) has also made architectural improvements to the software, the most significant of which is separating the Viewperf benchmark from its viewsets.
During performance tests, the ATI FireGL V5600 demonstrates more than 300% the performance of the ATI FireGL V5200 running the Viewperf 9.