HOW WE CONFIGURED THE TEST SYSTEM: In order to provide comparable results, each graphics card was installed on the same, high end test system. The components we used consisted of an Asus Rampage II Extreme motherboard, Core i7 920 processor, and 6GB of Crucial Ballistix Tracer memory. Within the BIOS, we configured the processor and memory to their rated specifications of 2.66GHz and 1600MHz respectively. The Western Digital Velociraptor hard drive was formatted before installing a clean copy of Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP1. Once the installation was completed, we fully updated the OS and installed the latest drivers and applications relevant to the test system.
ATI FirePro V8750 2GB
|Relevant Software: |
Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit SP1
ATI Catalyst Control Center
ATI Catalyst Display Driver 9.7
NVIDIA GeForce Drive 185.87
Cinebench R10 64bit
SPEC Viewperf R10
3DMark Vantage 64bit
* - Custom benchmark
Among the four workstation cards we tested, ATI's FirePro V8750 pulled away from the pack and produced the highest score using the Cinebench OpenGL test. In fact, both ATI cards bested NVIDIA's products in this benchmark. The increase in memory size and speed of the V8750 pays off in this case. Cinema 4D users that want the best performance should take note.