SPECviewperf 11: SolidWorks
As we saw in the LightWave benchmark, the FirePro W-series cards are the clear performance winners. We can clearly see that these cards have raw performance on their side. However, AMD specifically talked to the challenge of optimizing for benchmarks versus real-world applications at a recent FirePro press event. Seemingly, it'd need to sink more resources into the former in order to improve performance in SPECviewperf.
I bet most professionals wont touch these cards until atleast 3-4 driver revisions. These cards are newer, and perform worse than competitions older.
2. Also, how do the consumer cards perform on these pro softwares ?
in the end I'm glad to see that AMD graphic section is trying to make an effort, not like the their proc section..
So depending on what you use it for, it may very well be a great choice.
Yes, this is a brand new architecture and yes, performance improvements will continue to be made with subsequent driver optimizations.
AFAIK, its not possible now to BIOS mod a regular 7970 into a W9000. AMD and Nvidia have become smarter.