SPEC’s Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) group has released the long-awaited new benchmark test for evaluating the performance of systems running Autodesk 3ds Max 2011. Launched last month, the updated test is available in professional ($495) and personal ($20) versions.
The SPECapc for 3ds Max 2011 benchmark is valuable for IT professionals, CAD managers and users, or others who want to evaluate the performance of new desktop or mobile computers running Autodesk 3ds Max 2011, gauge the impact of a hardware upgrade, or compare the performance of one system to another.
New features in SPECapc for 3ds Max 2011 include:
- updated tests based on new functionality in 3ds Max 2011;
- an improved user interface that makes it easier to configure and run tests;
- increased level of testing for shading and rendering in the pro version, including use of the Autodesk Quicksilver engine for accelerated CPU and GPU rendering; and
- automated benchmark results compilation in the pro version.