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Old 18-04-2006, 01:05 AM   #1
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Default ATI Fire GL 8800 vs 6800GT

I recieved a free fire gl 8800 128mb the other day but I have a 6800gt 256mb right now. Would the GL be better for the sole point of using Maya and not for gaming be a better choice? I am really unfamiliar with workstation cards and I know it is a few years old but still would like some input.

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Old 18-04-2006, 04:42 PM   #2
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6800 GT would be the better choice.
Here's a few specs:

GT: AGP 8x
GL: AGP 4x
AGP is being booted out anyway because of the migration to PCI Express. 8x is still not bottlenecked though, but you want at least 8x.
GT: RAMDAC Clock Speed - Dual 400 MHz
GL: RAMDAC Clock Speed - 350 MHz

Plus the larger texture memory and higher refresh rates. And because the GL is an older card, it may not have support for OpenGL 2.0 or DirectX 9.0. I couldn't find any information on that so not sure.


http://reviews.cnet.com/ATI_FIRE_GL_...6.html?tag=nav

http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...pe=ts#moreinfo

FireGL is a lot older than the 6800 GT as well. Plus you can overclock the GT and unlock dormant pixel pipelines to make it even better!


The FireGL was rated for use with Maya 5.0. There's no mention of it in the specs on 6, 6.5, or 7. The recommended FireGLs for that are the V series.

http://www.alias.com/glb/eng/support...ware/index.jsp
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Old 18-04-2006, 07:49 PM   #3
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fire gl s work fine with 7 ect mayb just a new driver needed as u can get maya specific ones

neways if u wanna use ur comp for gamin as well use the gt as gls are pants at gamin
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