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Old 26-05-2004, 09:54 AM   #1
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Hi.

I am looking around to see if I should up grade my Graphic card.

My question is do I really need a FireGL -- I'm an ATI guy always have been.

And I use Linux

The FireGLs have a good deal going for them compared to lets say the R350s.

But I can always soft render particles and then composite them later on.

So apart from speed what is that cost benefit?

Yup it would be smooth to say I've got a workstation at home, is it worth the trouble?


And IF I do end up getting a FireGL which is the best (price wise) and (tech wise) to go with?

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That depends.

What's your budget? Are you looking for the entry, mid level, or hi-end FireGL card?

If price matters, the go with a 128. If not, then splurge for the X2.

Worth the trouble? I would think so. When I upgrade parts, it's usually to a newest item so that I don't have to upgrade very often. Im looking to upgrade my vid card soon as well. Still running the Radeon 64MB DDR - which was top of the line when I bought it. Now, Im looking at the X2. Just gotta save those dollars first.
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