As you already know, Tom's Hardware has updated its reference test platform for 2009 with Asus' P6T X58-based motherboard and Intel's Core i7-965 Extreme processor.
As such, we're running through and updating as many of our reference charts as possible. Most recently, our workstation graphics chart was brought up to speed using all of ATI's latest FirePro cards and three of the newest Nvidia Quadro FX boards. Because we couldn't get the entire lineup, you'll also find a pair of previous-generation Quadros as well.
Additionally, we've taken the opportunity to update the workstation benchmark suite. Brand new is the SPECapc for Newtek Lightwave 3D 9.6 metric, replacing the aged Maya 6.5 test, which just wasn't relevant any more (there have been four updates to the application since that 6.5 release).
The new charts include:
|Quadro FX 4800 (GT200)||FirePro V8700 (RV770)|
|Quadro FX 3800 (GT200)||FirePro V7750 (RV730)|
|Quadro FX 1700 (G84)||FirePro V5700 (RV730)|
|Quadro FX 580 (G96)||FirePro V3750 (RV730)|
|Quadro FX 570 (G84)||FirePro V3700 (RV620|
We used the following benchmarks:
- SPECopc Viewperf 10
- SPECapc Newtek Lightwave 3D
- SPECapc Solidworks
- SPECapc 3ds Max
The updated test platform proves beneficial to all of the cards in play here. For complete results check out the Workstation Graphics Charts landing page.