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Old 24-07-2003, 10:28 AM   #1
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Default graphic cards... Worth all that money?

Now i have a (when i bought it) fancy winfast GeForce2 Titanium time to change i told myself a month ago...
So i bought a (i tought) fancyer Soundblaster GeForce5 5200 for 105 €, plugged it and installed latest nvidia drivers

CRAP!

The 3Dmark was more or less the same and i didnt noticed all that wonderfull per vertex shaders and stufff. Even the fairy demo wont run, it just changed screen modes and then hanged!

In maya the Cg Shaders looked the same as normal hardware shaders and it allowed me to move more or less the same polycount at the same speed...(350000 at 4fps)

Thank god in that shop they return your money if youre not happy with the stuff you bought.

So the question is: Is it worth the time (and money if i finally conserve it or possible drivers conflicts if i finally return to the Gef2Ti...) to try a Radeon 9700 Pro For 490€?.
Will i notice a great change?
Will i throw my money by the window?
Im confused, al those graphic cards guys promise you so much, and bill you equally, and then...
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Old 24-07-2003, 10:30 AM   #2
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Errors are most commonly human.

Yes, it´s worth it. Even Nvidia´s ones.
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Old 24-07-2003, 10:36 AM   #3
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you! go to the terapeutic tread!
Theres people that need your advice!

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Hows the industy in venezuela btw? should i move there? in spain they dont hire anyone from a year ago!
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Old 24-07-2003, 10:48 AM   #4
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Default Re: graphic cards... Worth all that money?

Originally posted by dragonfx
So i bought a (i tought) fancyer Soundblaster GeForce5 5200
There is your problem... the 5200 are crap... stick a 5900 Ultra in your pc and then see if there is a difference

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Old 24-07-2003, 10:50 AM   #5
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you would be absolutly crazy to buy one!

theres no point, Half the time you wont even notice the difference!

Pick one up for tops of £90

I wont spend anymore of a graphics card - next week there out of date.
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Originally posted by dragonfx
you! go to the terapeutic tread!
Theres people that need your advice!

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Hows the industy in venezuela btw? should i move there? in spain they dont hire anyone from a year ago!
Lol, you are right .. I WILL get cracking at it as soon as I come back from the beach tonight. :p
(Need some meditation)

Industry in Vzla is like shit. I would advise, stay in Spain.
Here they don´t hire since about 4 years already.
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Default are you guys incredibly rich!?

im running out of money, damn, i need a job soon...
i think ill try the 9700 and then will move to live under the bridge!
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<-- Non-rich guy -makes a living out of asking for money-.
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Old 24-07-2003, 12:23 PM   #9
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Don't get the ATI card. It's not good for Maya. Depends on what you do with maya but you could get something like GeForce TI4800 128Mb card. Very cheap right now.

Adl where the hell have you been? There are peoples life at stake...head to the therapy corner :-)
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Half the time you wont even notice the difference!
Kevin, what the hell are you talking about? I upgraded from Geforce 2 gts to Geforce 4 4800. The difference is huge, now I'm playing games with quincunx antialiasing, max detail.
(except for generals, once you get a lot of buildings/units on a map, it's hellaslow but that's normal. the game is insane in geometry)
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Old 24-07-2003, 12:33 PM   #11
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rubbish! you can get a card half the price and notice very little difference!

still I dont care if someone wants to splash out... not my money!

just giving my opinion
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Going from a GF2 GTS to a Radeon 9700 I must say that performance is approx. 4 times faster, sometimes more. It is a huge difference and programmable shaders are the future so I would not buy a non DX9 compatible card.
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Maybe on games but for general run of the mill Maya stuff I am with Kevin.
What the hell are you doing playing games anyway????
Get back to work you slacker :-)
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The coolest thing you can use maya for is making Games so... :p

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Yep making not playing. Now get back to work you lazy boy :-)


When you have finished making them then send them over here for me to test. Remember no playing for you:-)
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