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Old 25-03-2003, 11:02 PM   #1
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hey, im lookin to buy a new gfx card with my new computer, heres what i can choose from:

quadro fx 1000
quadro4 900XGL
FireGL X1 (128mb)
FireGL Z1

im lookin for a card thats good in maya, but ALSO good in games, which out of the 4 works best for that combination?

and which ones better for maya alone?

will they fit in an asus a7n8x deluxe mboard?
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ok, a slightly easier question first

does the graphics card speed up rendering or improve render quality at all?
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Old 29-03-2003, 11:10 PM   #3
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Originally posted by Nem
ok, a slightly easier question first

does the graphics card speed up rendering or improve render quality at all?
Short answer: No.

Harware rendered particles may get some boost on speed and quality but software renderer (the normal renderer) doesn't have anything to do with the gfx card.
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Old 29-03-2003, 11:14 PM   #4
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so basically it just speeds up your viewport?

ATi say:
"Cinematic rendering and animation "

how can they provide cinematic rendering without makin images look better? or is it just a marketing thing?
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sorry to break up your thread nem
but if you get more RAM put in your CPU will that speed up renders ?
or let you render things that take a lot of memory ?
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If your scene needs more ram than you have, it will greatly slow it down. If you have more ram than the scene needs to render, it won't help a bit.
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Hmm, actually Nvidia es getting out shortly the QuadroFX card (The same as GeforceFx) but enhanced for workstations and 3d animation.

I suppose it would work on games also.
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apparently the quadros show a lot of artifacts in games, but have great drivers for 3D, and the FireGL are the other way around? is this true?
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youd probably be better off going for a high end gaming card with lots of ram. That way it should perform ok in maya and be perfect for games. Probably cheaper than a proper 3d/CAD card aswell.

however if your doing proffesional type stuffs, the proper gfx is obviously necessary.
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lol
i can only have a max of 1.5gb of ram when i originally wanted two
but anyway, i wanted a professional card for maya to speed up viewport displays cos i really hate it when i have to do lots of playblasts cos it wont play at correct speed, to have to re-render stuff, so bring on the power
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