SPECviewperf 11: Siemens NX
Nvidia's Quadro cards manage to win this benchmark without anti-aliasing. But the more anti-aliasing you apply, the worse they perform. Once anti-aliasing is pushed all the way to 8x, AMD’s FirePro W-series cards clearly pull ahead. This is the only benchmark in our suite that demonstrates such a massive hit when AA is applied to Nvidia's boards.
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.