The SPECgpcSM project group’s SPECviewperf 11 — released in late June 2010 — is totally new graphics performance evaluation software. Among the major changes are a new GUI, fully updated viewsets traced from newer versions of applications, larger models, and advanced OpenGL functionality such as shading and vertex buffer objects (VBOs).
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In all of our SPECviewperf 11 tests other than TCVIS, the V7900 is faster than the V7800 that fits into the same price segment; sometimes by as much as 2x in some cases. Much of this performance difference is architectural and driver-based as you can see from the smaller gaps between the V7900 and V5900.