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Old 29-08-2002, 08:58 PM   #1
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Hi,

I´m a so called neewbie at Maya, and working with a GeForce2 card. What I heard and read and found out myself it is not the best card to work with in Maya, to put it mildly.

So, has anyone worked with a Geforce4, and did it preform well, or you know a good alternative.
I´m on a tight budget, so can´t aford a bigtime pro-card.

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Old 29-08-2002, 09:05 PM   #2
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Hi chris and welcome to simply maya!

I have the same probs with my g-force 3... but i hear there is no prob with the more exspensive gf3 (titanium)

so i am interested in this subject aswell.. just what is the best card for a half decent cost..

the best I ever used was a matrox
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Old 29-08-2002, 09:11 PM   #3
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heh.. seam like everybody has this prob... (if you don't plz don't reply thread.. LOL jk)
i'm tryin' to save some cash to get a new and maybe pro one.. but it doesn't seam to add up.. lol

and.. welcome to SM m8.. :p
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Old 29-08-2002, 09:17 PM   #4
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The new Matrox card looks nice

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Old 29-08-2002, 09:23 PM   #5
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Thats what i was thinking Darkon...
Welcome to the board NoTalent enjoy
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Old 30-08-2002, 01:28 AM   #6
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GF4 ti4400 here....and no problems yet :banana: ....a nice card
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Old 30-08-2002, 11:42 AM   #7
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I've got a GF4 ti 4200 and had no problems so far, except a slow startup of xfree86 under linux, but this is rather a configuration problem I think.
Well, and just to mention it this one is about 90 Euro cheaper than the 4400Series.
BTW when you buy a new Video Card and you have enough memory don't spend extra money to buy a card /w 128 MB ...
64MB are working fine in most cases and if the card needs more memory it will use your RAM anyway.

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Old 30-08-2002, 12:47 PM   #8
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im using a 64mb Radeon 8500 at the moment and as long as you get the right drivers its fine.

But i saw in a magazine the other day that the ATI FireGL 8700 is retailing for around £200 but is optimized for 3d rather that gaming. so if you want a less expensive specialised card that might be a good choice. (althought i dont know how much better it is that a standard gaming card)
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Old 10-09-2002, 11:59 AM   #9
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Probably the best place to find out what you need to know is here:
http://www.aliaswavefront.com/en/Com..._charts2.jhtml

except for pricing.
Hope it helps.

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