SPECapc® for Solidworks 2013

The SPECapc® for SolidWorks 2013 benchmark is performance evaluation software for vendors and users of computing systems running SolidWorks 2013 CAD/CAM software. It is designed to run on Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit platforms.

The benchmark was released on March 13, 2013.

The benchmark includes 10 models, each of which is exercised with 12 tests. Models were selected from the SolidWorks user community, with an emphasis on real-world datasets that can be distributed in the public domain. The largest model is 2.25 million triangles.

The 10 graphics-oriented tests in SPECapc for SolidWorks 2013 use three SolidWorks view settings — RealView, ambient occlusion and shadows — in combination with shaded and shaded-with-edges display styles. The two CPU tests within the benchmark include tessellation and PhotoView360 rendering.

The benchmark generates individual scores for each test and computes composite scores for graphics and CPU performance. The reference system for computing the normalized ratio that produces a “bigger is better” score is a Dell Precision 690 with Xeon 5130 2GHz, AMD FirePro V3750 and 16GB RAM with 4x4GB ECC DDR2 667 MHz.

A fully licensed or trial version of SolidWorks 2013 Service Pack 1 is required to run the benchmark.

The SPECapc committee thanks AMD, Silvio Arcanjo, Verislav Murdrak, Fateh Merrad and Zoran Storic for allowing their SolidWorks models to be distributed for benchmarking purposes.

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