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SPECapc for 3ds Max Benchmark Newly Released

The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation Releases SPECapc for 3ds Max Benchmark for Systems Running Autodesk 3ds Max 2020


The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation’s (SPEC) Application Performance Committee (SPECapc) today announced the release of the SPECapc for 3ds Max 2020 performance benchmark, software to test the performance of computer systems running the latest version of Autodesk 3ds Max.

This version replaces the previous version (SPECapc for 3ds Max 2015 benchmark).

Benchmarking 3ds Max

The latest benchmark for testing 3ds Max builds upon the previous 2015 version by including 43 tests for comprehensive measurement of CPU and GPU performance with modeling, interactive graphics and visual effects.

3d benchmark

SPECapc for 3ds Max 2020 performance benchmark features shaders and vector maps, viewport enhancements, and dynamic and visual effects migrated from the previous version to this 2020 version. New enhancements include a new GUI, a new Results Manager for improved reporting and submission, plus improved run-to-run consistency.

“With Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 no longer available, the community needed an industry-standard benchmark compatible with the 2020 version of the software,” said Trey Morton, Chair of the SPECapc Committee. “The SPECapc for 3ds Max 2020 benchmark is an interim measure that enables the community to continue benchmarking their systems while we engage in a ground-up redesign of the benchmark with new content.” 

System Requirements

Microsoft Windows 10, 64-bit version, plus 16 GB or more of system RAM.


The SPECapc for 3ds Max 2020 benchmark is available for immediate download under a two-tiered pricing structure: free for the user community and $2,500 for sellers of computer-related products and services. SPEC/GWPG members receive benchmark licenses as a membership benefit.

In our recent GPU review of the AMD W6400 GPU, we utilized the SPECviewperf 2020 V3 benchmark for the first time in an Architosh hardware review. You can certainly expect us to get deeper into these excellent workstation benchmarks.

About SPEC

SPEC is a non-profit organization that establishes, maintains, and endorses standardized benchmarks and tools to evaluate performance for the newest generation of computing systems. Its membership compromises more than 120 leading computer hardware and software vendors, educational institutions, research organizations, and government agencies.

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