Newsroom

Workstation GPU Viewport Performance: CATIA, SolidWorks, Siemens NX & More

With AMD having recently released some new Radeon Pro cards, we wanted to revisit our viewport tests and see how the full stacks stand today.

Read more >

How We Test Laptops

Standardized, repeatable testing is a key facet of all of the reviews we do at PCMag.com. Here's a rundown of how we test every laptop that hits the bench at PC Labs.

Read more >

How We Test Laptops (2018 to Mid 2021 Methodology)

The laptop-review process at PCMag.com carries on core traditions that date back to the establishment of PC Labs in 1984: We compare each system to others in its category on the basis of price, features, design, and in-house performance tests.

Read more >

SPECviewperf 2020 v2.0 benchmark is available for free download

The SPEC Graphics Performance Characterization Group (SPECgpc) has released an update to its SPECviewperf benchmark.

Read more >

SPECwpc releases SPECworkstation 3.1 benchmark

The SPEC Workstation Performance Characterization (SPECwpc) group has released an updated version of its SPECworkstation benchmark, SPECworkstation 3.1, which measures all key aspects of workstation performance based on diverse professional applications.

Read more >

Graphics Drivers—Purpose-Shaped for CAD Use

Graphics drivers. We know they exist, we know we need them, and chances are, we’ve all searched for the one best suited to our system and applications. But, what exactly does a graphics driver do?

Read more >

SPECwpc Releases SPECworkstation Benchmark Update

The SPEC Workstation Performance Characterization (SPECwpc) Committee has released an updated version of its SPECworkstation benchmark, which measures all key aspects of workstation performance based on diverse professional applications.

Read more >

SPECapc Releases New Solidworks Benchmark for Workstations Running Solidworks 2021

The SPECapc for Solidworks 2021 benchmark includes 50 tests exercising a full range of graphics and CPU functionality on 10 models.

Read more >

SPEC Graphics & Workstation Performance Group Continues Strong Momentum in 2020

The SPEC Graphics & Workstation Performance Group (GWPG) today discussed its 2020 achievements and continuing momentum to develop industry benchmarks and performance reporting procedures.

Read more >

Best GPUs For Workstations: Viewport Performance of CATIA, SolidWorks, Siemens NX, Blender & More

It’s been a while since our last in-depth viewport performance look, so we’re going to get up to speed with the latest drivers and software.

Read more >

Minimum CAD Workstation Specs for 2021

You want to equip your CAD users with the right hardware to help them do their best work. Your boss wants to spend as little as possible. What are the minimum requirements that will address everyone’s needs?

Read more >

SPECviewperf 2020 in action

A fast-moving look at the features of SPECviewperf 2020, the worldwide standard for measuring graphics performance based on real-world applications.

Read more >

Profiles in Benchmarking: Ganesh T S

The Profiles in Benchmarking series aims to introduce you to these people and their unique perspectives. Ganesh Subramanian, better known to his readers as Ganesh T S. Ganesh is a senior editor at AnandTech.

Read more >

Workstation performance benchmarking: Does it take Infinite Jest to get the job done?

Developing workstation performance benchmarks might seem a far reach from writing a novel, but in every benchmark result there is a story to be told.

Read more >

Test Driving SPECviewperf 2020: A Look At The Latest In Workstation GPU Benchmarks

Over the years, the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation's SPECviewperf benchmark has become the industry standard for workstation GPU benchmarking.

Read more >