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SPECapc Releases Maya 6.5 Benchmark

Available for downloading on SPEC/GPC's web site (August 17, 2005)

WARRENTON, Va. SPEC/GPC's Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) project group has released a new benchmark for systems running Alias Maya 6.5 modeling, animation and rendering software.  The benchmark and initial testing results are available for downloading on SPEC/GPC's web site:
SPECapc for Maya 6.5 is an updated benchmark that reflects the changes Alias made to improve OpenGL performance by switching from glArrayElement to glDrawElements. The SPECapc group did additional tuning to streamline the benchmark's graphics path.  The greater efficiency makes the benchmark less CPU-bound, and will accentuate the differences among system configurations.
"With the cooperation of ISVs, we are working to stay up-to-date with the latest application releases and dig deeper into new functionality," says Dan Bennett, SPECapc chair.  "Benchmark testing always requires some tradeoffs, but we've taken great strides to make SPECapc test results reflect user experiences."
SPECapc's current suite includes application benchmarks for 3ds max 7, Maya 6.5, Pro/ENGINEER 2001, Solid Edge V14, and SolidWorks 2005.  The SPECapc group continues to seek additional benchmarks for leading software programs in three key application areas: CAD/CAM/CAE, visualization, and digital content creation (DCC).
SPECapc is a project group of the Graphics Performance Characterization (GPC) Group, which is part of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC).  SPEC is a non-profit corporation formed to establish, maintain and endorse a standardized set of relevant benchmarks that can be applied to the newest generation of high-performance computers.  SPEC's membership includes computer hardware and software vendors, and leading universities and research facilities worldwide.  For more information, visit:

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