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  • Gainward Ultra 760XP GeForce FX 5600 Ultra Video Card Review
  • Gainward Ultra 760XP GeForce FX 5600 Ultra Video Card Review


    SPECviewperf 7.1

    This is a portable OpenGL benchmark for workstation class video card benchmarking, the results don't really say much for realworld gaming but who says that gaming cards are only ment for gaming. "Currently, there are six standard SPECopc application viewsets:

    3dsmax-02, based on SPECapc for 3ds max 3.1 configured with the Open GL driver, includes three models containing an average of 1.5 million vertices each, and tests performance of scenes with different levels of lighting.
    dx-08, based on IBM's Data Explorer application, has 10 different tests.
    drv-09, based on Intergraph's DesignReview model review package, has five different tests.
    light-06, based on Discreet's Lightscape radiosity application, has four tests.
    proe-02, based on SPECapc for Pro/ENGINEER 2001, measures two models in three modes - shaded, wireframe and hidden-line removal (HLR).
    ugs-03, based on SPECapc for Unigraphics V17, tests performance based on an engine model containing 2.1 million vertices.

    These type of applications typically render large data sets. All six viewsets represent relatively high-end applications."

    A more indepth description of SPECviewperf can be found here the benchmark was run with the default settings and AA/AF set to auto.