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Test System And Benchmarks

FirePro V3900: Entry-Level Workstation Graphics

Our Test Rig

In order to benchmark our workstation-oriented cards in an appropriate environment, we used one of our dual-CPU test rigs. Going forward, this new rig will be the reference system for the Tom's Hardware workstation graphics cards charts, which we'll begin publishing later this year.

Technical Data
2 x AMD Opteron 4238 (Valencia), 12 Cores total (6 Bulldozer modules/12 integer cores), CPU Clock 3.30 GHz, Socket C32, 95 W
CPU Coolers
2 x Noctua NH-U12DO A3
Asus KCMA-D8
16 GB Kingston DDR3-1333 ECC
Hard Disks
Kingston V200 480 GB
2 x Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB
Power Supply
Antec  HCP-850 80 PLUS Gold
Antec P280
Operating System
Dual-Boot System:
Windows 7 x64 Ultimate (used for this article)
Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 RC 2
SPECviewperf 11 (Benchmark suite, 1920x1200)
Graphics Cards and Drivers
AMD FirePro V3900 (Catalyst Pro 8.911.3.1 WHQL)
AMD Radeon HD 6570 (Catalyst  12.1)
AMD Radeon HD 7750 (Catalyst  12.1)
Nvidia Quadro 400 (Quadro/Tesla 276.52 WHQL)
Nvidia Quadro 600 (Quadro/Tesla 276.52 WHQL)
Nvidia GeForce 430 (GeForce 285.62 WHQL)
Nvidia GeForce 440 (GeForce 285.62 WHQL)


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