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Cinebench R11.5 & SPECviewperf 10: Maya/3D Studio Max

Cinebench R11.5 64bit
Synthetic OpenGL Rendering Performance
Cinebench R11.5 is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. The benchmark goes through a series of tests that measures the performance of the graphics card under real world circumstances. Within Cinebench, graphics card testing makes use of a complex 3D scene depicting a car chase which measures the performance in OpenGL mode. Results are given in frames per second; the higher the number, the faster the graphics card. 

Ouch. Compared to even a low-end desktop FirePro GPU, the Quadro FX 380M doesn't really stack up. But it's not intended to. The core within this GPU is over a year old, and it has simply been tweaked for workstation use.

SPECviewperf 10
Multi-threaded 64-bit Rendering

Here, the 380M holds up a bit better. It lagged behind the ATI FirePro V3800 by ab out ~30% which is actually impressive when you consider that the ATI card is a desktop unit with little to no energy restrictions. Real world performance during these tests felt suitable enough, but we're sure you'd long for something more powerful if you end up doing extremely long and complex tasks. Then again, even having the ability to accomplish them on the go is a real boon.

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