SPEC Measures BOXX Processor as Fastest Dual Quad Core

16 Jan, 2008

3DBOXX 8400se performs highest compared to other workstations for digital image rendering.

BOXX Technologies announced on Wednesday that the company's 3DBOXX 8400se processor has been ranked the fastest workstation for floating point performance by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) using SPEC CPU2006, which is the standard recognized for measuring computing performance.

The 3DBOXX 8400se, which runs with 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors, scored 78.8 baseline score on the SPECfp_rate_base2006 benchmark and 88.7 at peak performance for SPECfp_rate2006. Both benchmarks measure floating point performance, which has a direct impact on workstation performance for digital artists who render images.

SPEC evaluates computer performance across a wide range of hardware systems, using the nonprofit group's software SPEC CPU2006. SPEC CPU2006 includes two benchmark suites: CINT2006 for measuring compute-intensive integer performance and CFP2006 for compute-intensive, floating point performance. Performance metrics within SPEC CPU2006 measure system speed and throughput.