Maya 2013: 3D Performance
We used Maya 2013 with a modified script based on the "MayaTest.mel" (SPECapc 2009) file. We decided on the Nvidia Quadro 6000 as our reference card at 100% and converted all other cards' performances to a percentage of its result. Numbers lower than 100% indicate faster performance than the Nvidia Quadro 6000, and numbers higher than 100% indicate slower performance.
This benchmark reflects a fairly accurate picture of real-world performance. AMD’s FirePro W-series cards do well, pulling ahead of the company's older cards (as they should, due to their added computational power) and comparing well with Nvidia’s cards. Once more, the hardware that finishes in front depends on the specific application.
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.