SPEC Releases SPECviewperf 10 for Linux/Unix20 May, 2008
New version of graphics performance evaluation tool allows users to compare the performance of systems running in higher-quality graphics modes using full-scene antialiasing.
The Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC) announced that a Linux/Unix version of SPECviewperf 10 graphics performance evaluation software is currently available on CD or as a free download on the company's Web site.
SPECviewperf is a worldwide standard for users assessing graphics performance for new purchases and upgrades; graphics card vendors testing products under development; OEMs evaluating graphics components; and consultants and publication editors reviewing new graphics systems.
New features in SPECviewperf 10 reportedly focus on performance evaluation, including higher-quality imaging and multicore systems. The software enables users to compare the performance of systems running in higher-quality graphics modes using full-scene antialiasing. It also measures how effectively graphics subsystems scale when running multithreaded graphics content.
Additionally, SPEC's graphics performance characterization group (SPECgpc) has made architectural improvements to the software, including separating the Viewperf benchmark from its viewsets. This move will enable smaller downloads and more frequent updates of Viewperf functionality and viewset content in the future, the company states.