The SPEC Graphics Performance Characterization (SPECgpc) group updated the Windows version of the workstation GPU benchmark suite - SPECviewperf 2020 - twice last year. The intent of the benchmark is to replay GPU workload traces from real-world professional applications (Maya for media and entertainment, Catia, Creo, NX, and Solidworks for CAD/CAM, OpendTect for the energy industry, and the Tuvok visualization library for rendering medical images). Version 3.0, released in December 2021, updated the Solidworks viewset to better reflect the OpenGL API calls in the latest version of the software. Version 2.0 had enabled selective downloading of the viewsets. While the Windows version of the benchmark had been through three versions, the Linux community was left out, having to rely on the SPECviewperf 13 released almost...
We got our hands on some of the new dual core processors from AMD and Intel and put them in a high performance Linux rig was exactly what the...70 by Kristopher Kubicki on 7/1/2005
We received a brand new 2.1GHz Dothan with a desktop motherboard and put them through their paces against the Athlon 64 and Pentium 4 processors.51 by Kristopher Kubicki on 12/24/2004
We continue to take our testing to the edge with Linux GPU benchmarks. You saw the release of AnandTech's benchmark utility last week; now see it in action.33 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/4/2004
We have seen several server processors operating on Linux, but what about the best desktop offerings from AMD and Intel? We put five high end processors to the test!34 by Kristopher Kubicki on 9/19/2004
In this second part of our personal, home-made PC-based PVR solution, we focus on Microsoft's Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004. See how it compares to the Linux-based MythTV.27 by Purav Sanghani on 9/16/2004
As the first part of a multi-part series, we will be installing, customizing and benchmarking a Linux PVR setup using MythTV. In Part II, we will benchmark our...38 by Kristopher Kubicki on 9/3/2004
Inquiring minds ask us which Socket 939 platform prevails in 32-bit and 64-bit operation - no problem.24 by Kristopher Kubicki on 7/19/2004