NVIDIA, ATi Bring Five OpenGL Workstation Graphics for PCI Express to Market

Test Setup

All the following details relate exclusively to the comparison of performance, which is also included in the evaluation.

Common Hardware
Workstation Supermicro 7044A-82R
Processors 2x Intel Xeon 3.6 GHz, Codename Nocona with HT disabled on WinXP
Hard disks 2x Seagate ST312002 3AS (112 GB, SATA) RAID-0
Motherboard Supermicro X6DA8-G2 (Intel E7525/Tumwater chipset)
System Memory 2 GB (4x512 MB Infineon PC3200/DDR2-400 CL3, Reg ECC, HYS72T64000GR-5-A)
OpenGL Graphics Cards
ATi OpenGL cards ATi FireGL V3100
ATi FireGL V3200
ATi FireGL V5100
NVIDIA/PNY OpenGL cards NVIDIA Quadro FX 1300
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400
Drivers & Settings
ATI FireGL series driver WHQL and FireGL 3dsm plugin
NVIDIA QuadroFX series driver WHQL
3dsm drivers for QuadroFX series Maxtreme 3dsm plugin
Resolution 1280x1024x32, Vsync=off
Operating System Windows XP SP2 (v2149)
Viewperf (synthetic) SPECopc Viewperf 7.1.1
Solidworks (Application) SPECapc Solidworks 2003 SP5.5 benchmark
3D Studio Max (Application) SPECapc 3DSMAX 6 SP1 benchmark
Maya (Application) SPECapc Maya 5 benchmark
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