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SPECapc for Solid Edge V19 was developed by UGS in cooperation with the SPECapc group. It represents typical user operations that are valuable in evaluating the performance of systems running Solid Edge V19.

SPECapc for Solid Edge V19 is an updated benchmark, so results are not comparable with previous versions of the benchmark. The CPU section of the benchmark has been modified to execute a command that stresses the processor, but does not include any measurable display activity. The draft process is threaded so there will be scalable results.

The following models are used to test performance:

  • a well-head assembly with 2,546 parts and 3.8 million polygons;
  • a DVD player with 40 parts and 200,000 polygons;
  • a new snowplow model with nearly 1.3 million polygons and 1,466 parts;
  • a jet ski with seven parts and 46,000 polygons; and
  • a landing strip and airplane scenario with nearly 11,000 parts and 3.35 million polygons.

The benchmark measures three areas of performance:

  • graphics, measured by commonly used commands in three modes: smooth, wireframe and smooth-shading with textures and reflections;
  • file I/O, measured by opening each model, activating all entries, then closing each file while saving; and
  • CPU, measured by mass property calculations on the well-head and landing-strip models, as well as calculations of the visible intersecting edges of a 3D model for a 2D draft view.

Output is generated in a text file as well as an Excel-formatted .csv file; Excel does not need to be installed to run the benchmark. The reference system for computing the normalized ratio is a 2.4GHz Intel Xeon, Intel 860 chipset running Windows XP SP2 with 2GB of PC800 ECC RDRAM, an NVIDIA QuadroFX 1000 graphics card, and a 40GB ATA/100 hard drive.

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