The SPEC/GWPG Report
Updates on graphics and workstation performance
May 2013


Viewperf 12: All new, coming soon -- The SPECgpc group is working to finalize SPECviewperf 12, the first all-new revision of the benchmark in 18 years. It will support OpenGL and Direct X upon release, include the first dynamically generated viewset, and enable new application-based viewsets to be added quickly and simply.

SPECapc thinking big -- SPECapc has big plans. The SolidWorks 2013 benchmark has already been released and next up is Siemens NX. Expected to follow: 3ds Max, Maya, PTC Creo, CATIA V5 and CATIA V6.

A worldwide first, coming soon -- The SPECwpc group is finishing up datasets and working on run and reporting mechanisms for the first comprehensive, system-level benchmark based on professional workstation applications. Find out more, including how to participate.

Around the globe with SPEC/GWPG -- See nearly 100 benchmark results, reviews and articles mentioning SPEC/GWPG and its products from websites around the world in March and April.

Free benchmark downloads -- Almost all SPEC/GWPG benchmarks, including the new SPECapc for SolidWorks 2013, are available to non-commercial entities for free downloading. Visit

Get the latest results from SPEC -- Visit the SPEC web site for the latest in peer-reviewed graphics and workstation performance results.

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