AMD ATI FirePro V8750 Workstation Graphics Card

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Testbed & Cinebench R10

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.

HotHardware's Test System
Core i7 Powered

Hardware Used:
Core i7 920 (2.66GHz)

Asus Rampage II Extreme Motherboard
(X58 Express Chipset)

ATI FirePro V8750 2GB
ATI FirePro V8700 1GB
nVidia QuadroCX 1.5GB
nVidia QuadroFX 4800 1.5GB

6GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3-1600
(3 X 2GB) 8-8-8-24 1T

Western Digital Raptor 160GB
(10,000RPM - SATAII)

Relevant Software:
Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit SP1
ATI Catalyst Control Center

ATI Catalyst Display Driver 9.7
NVIDIA GeForce Drive 185.87

Benchmarks Used:

Cinebench R10 64bit
SPEC Viewperf R10
3DMark Vantage 64bit

* - Custom benchmark

Cinebench R10 Synthetic OpenGL Rendering Performance
Higher Scores Are Better
Cinebench R10 is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. Cinema 4D is a 3D rendering and animation tool suite used by 3D animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and many others. The benchmark goes through a series of tests that measures the performance of the CPU and graphics card under real world circumstances. Within Cinebench, the second test runs inside a 3D editor window and logs the maximum speed with which the scene is displayed. 

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. 

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