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SPECapc for Maya® 2012 includes 50 individual tests that reflect the processes used to model, animate and render scenes within the application. A particular emphasis is placed on testing performance for large texture sizes and multiple viewports.

The following new features are included in SPECapc for Maya 2012:

  • Additional tests that measure CPU-intensive tasks beyond rendering, including physics-based simulations such as liquid, smoke, cloth, hair and deformation.
  • Performance tests for three types of rendering – mental ray, Maya Software and Maya Hardware 2.0.
  • Composite scores that are weighted to better reflect performance of shading and texturing features most used by Maya customers.
  • Upgrades associated with the migration from Maya 2009 to Maya 2012.

The benchmark records individual test scores and computes composite scores for graphics and CPU performance. Composite scores are normalized against a reference system for a "bigger-is-better" measurement. The reference system is a Dell Precision 690 with Xeon 5130 2GHz, NVIDIA Quadro FX 570 graphics card, and 16GB RAM with 4x4GB ECC DDR2 667MHz.

SPECapc for Maya 2012 is available currently for Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit platforms. Because of the workload changes, results from SPECapc for Maya 2012 should not be compared to those from previous SPECapc Maya benchmarks. The version used for testing and validation by SPECapc members is Maya 2012 SP2.

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