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.

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Common Hardware
WorkstationSupermicro 7044A-82R
Processors2x Intel Xeon 3.6 GHz, Codename Nocona with HT disabled on WinXP
Hard disks2x Seagate ST312002 3AS (112 GB, SATA) RAID-0
MotherboardSupermicro X6DA8-G2 (Intel E7525/Tumwater chipset)
System Memory2 GB (4x512 MB Infineon PC3200/DDR2-400 CL3, Reg ECC, HYS72T64000GR-5-A)
OpenGL Graphics Cards
ATi OpenGL cardsATi FireGL V3100ATi FireGL V3200ATi FireGL V5100
NVIDIA/PNY OpenGL cardsNVIDIA Quadro FX 1300NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400
Drivers & Settings
ATI FireGL series driver6.14.10.6451 WHQL and FireGL 3dsm plugin
NVIDIA QuadroFX series driver6.14.10.6176 WHQL
3dsm drivers for QuadroFX seriesMaxtreme 3dsm plugin
Resolution1280x1024x32, Vsync=off
Operating SystemWindows 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
Uwe Scheffel