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SPECapc for LightWave 3D® v9.6 is performance evaluation software for systems running NewTek LightWave 3D v9.6 software.  LightWave™ is a complete modeling, rendering and animation solution used worldwide for visual effects in television, film, broadcast graphics, games, visualization, print and web.

The benchmark, developed in cooperation with NewTek, provides realistic workloads that simulate a typical LightWave 3D workflow. It contains 11 datasets -- ranging from 64,000 to 1.75 million polygons -- and representing such applications as 3D character animation, architectural review, and industrial design. Scores for individual workloads are composited under three categories: interactive, render and multitask.

The benchmark puts special emphasis on processes that benefit from multi-threaded computing, such as animation, OpenGL playback, deformations, and high-end rendering that includes ray tracing, radiosity, complex textures and volumetric lighting.

The reference system for computing the normalized ratio is as follows:

  • Dell Precision Workstation 690
  • 1x (Xeon 5130, 2.0GHz)
  • 4x (1GB DDR2 667)
  • nVidia Quadro FX570
  • Windows XP SP3

SPECapc for LightWave 3D v9.6 is available currently for Microsoft Windows XP and Vista 32- and 64-bit platforms. LightWave 3D v9.6 software is required to run the benchmark or it can be run from a free trial version.

SPECapc landing page on NewTek web site