SPECapc for Maya 2009 was developed in close cooperation with Autodesk, the first independent software vendor to join the SPECapc project group.
The benchmark was released on July 8, 2009.
SPECapc for Maya 2009 contains a major new workload – an animated toy store scene donated by AMD – as well as upgrades to the workloads found in SPECapc for Maya 6.5. Nearly 40 individual tests are run on five workload models to reflect the processes used to model, animate and render scenes in Autodesk Maya 2009. A particular emphasis is placed on testing performance for large texture sizes and multiple viewports.
Individual test scores are compiled by the benchmark into composite scores for graphics, CPU and I/O performance, then factored into an overall composite score. Composite scores are normalized against a reference system for a “bigger-is-better” measurement.