Test Setup, SpecViewPerf
SpecViewPerf 12:We're going to start with SpecViewPerf 12, the latest version of the venerable SPEC benchmark. The entire test suite has been overhauled for this version, including a new extensible architecture that's designed to make SVP easier to customize and adapt for a variety of workloads. The test now includes new medical and energy datasets, updates classic viewsets, and includes a new test for the Autodesk Showcase application.
SpecViewPerf includes a variety of tests, so we've chopped them up to make the results easier to read.
One thing that's changed with the launch of the M6000 is that AMD no longer trades shots with NVIDIA for the top spot. Last time around, there were some benchmarks that still favored Team Red. Now, the Quadro M6000 is a clean sweep. SpecViewPerf, however, is a synthetic test and uses a framework to test the various application suites. We'll be turning to the test programs themselves to see if the isolated figures still hold true.