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SPECviewperf® 2020 benchmark

The SPECviewperf® 2020 benchmark, released on October 14, 2020, is the worldwide standard for measuring graphics performance based on professional applications. The benchmark measures the 3D graphics performance of systems running under the OpenGL and Direct X application programming interfaces. The benchmark’s workloads, called viewsets, represent graphics content and behavior from actual applications, without the need to install the applications themselves.

Major updates in SPECviewperf 2020 include:

  • New viewsets taken from traces of the latest versions of 3ds Max, Catia, Maya, and Solidworks applications.
  • Updated models in the viewsets based on 3ds Max, Catia, Creo, Solidworks, and real-world medical applications.
  • Support within all viewsets for both 2K and 4K resolution displays.
  • User interface improvements, including better interrogation and assessment of underlying hardware, clickable thumbnails of screen grabs, and a new results manager.
  • Support for running the benchmark using command-line options.


The SPECviewperf 2020 benchmark is free for everyone but sellers of computers and related products that are not SPEC/GWPG members; these sellers are required to purchase a $2,500 vendor license.

Free license for the SPECviewperf 2020 benchmark

This is available to everyone but sellers of computers and related products.

Vendor license for the SPECviewperf 2020 benchmark

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SPECviewperf 2020 viewsets

3ds Max (3dsmax-07) CATIA (catia-06)

Running the benchmark

SPECviewperf 2020 has the following minimum requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1709 (Fall Creators Update / RS3) or newer
  • 16GB of system RAM or greater
  • 80GB of available disk space
  • A minimum screen resolution of 1920x1080 for submissions published on the SPEC website
  • OpenGL 4.5 (for catia-06, creo-03, energy-03, maya-06, medical-03, snx-04, and solidworks-05) and DirectX 12 API support (for 3dsmax-07)
  • A GPU with 2GB or greater dedicated GPU memory
  • GPU memory of 4GB or greater is recommended. On GPUs with less than 4GB of dedicated GPU memory, energy-03 will report a score of "0.01" for two subtests. Additionally, 3dsmax-07, maya-05, and solidworks-05 may run very slowly.

Benchmark memory notes

SPECgpc run rules

Benchmark results