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SPECviewperf® 11 Viewset Descriptions

SPECviewperf® 11 Information

The SPECgpcSM project group's SPECviewperf 11 -- released in late June 2010 -- is totally new graphics performance evaluation software. Among the major changes are a new GUI, fully updated viewsets traced from newer versions of applications, larger models, and advanced OpenGL functionality such as shading and vertex buffer objects (VBOs).

Since the SPECviewperf source and binaries have been upgraded to support changes, no comparisons should be made between past results and current results for viewsets running under SPECviewperf 11.

SPECviewperf 11 has the following minimum requirements:

  • OpenGL 1.5 plus extensions
  • 3GB of installed memory
  • 6GB available disk space
  • 1920x1080 screen resolution for submissions published on the SPEC website

Beyond the minimum requirements, the SPECgpc group has the following recommendations and advice:

  • Run SPECviewperf 11 on a graphics card with at least 512 MB of graphics memory
  • For testing on 32-bit Windows systems, set the "/3GB" flag with appropriately sized page file
  • SPECviewperf 11 will intentionally exit if system performance is significantly lower than expected for a 3D workstation-class system

SPECviewperf 11 has been tested on the following operating systems (Note: Submissions for publication on SPEC’s website must be run on 64-bit operating systems):

  • Microsoft Windows XP (32- and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (32- and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 5.4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 sp1

With its new content and larger models, SPECviewperf 11 is nearly 1GB in
size. As an alternative to downloading, you can order the DVD.

Additional information

Full-screen anti-aliasing and how it is tested in SPECviewperf

Impact of Windows Vista on SPECviewperf performance measurement

Efficient rendering of geometric data using OpenGL VBOs in SPECviewperf

A summary of SPECviewperf attributes

What is this thing called SPECviewperf?

What SPECviewperf does and doesn't do

What the "weighted geometric mean" means for SPECviewperf