Ok I have the choice and need some help picking between a Ati FireGL 8800 or a MSI GeforceTI 4600. I dont play any video games except warcraft 3 which I haven't played ever since I loaded in XP Pro because, can't find a driver that seems to work with the crappy g-force 2 card I have now for war3. It worked fine when I was running on win2k. Any suggestions or guidance would be helpful.
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just one quote from the maya list serv that references ATI firegl cards and theyre unstable maya performance (and there have been plenty over the past months):
"I haven't had any issues as of yet with slow downs or actual crashes (save for the usual FireGL 8800 crashes) and that's with about 2GB of RAM in this box."
Nvidia have solid opengl drivers (30.82 detonators in particular), and whilst certain operations with the 8800 might be marginally quicker, stability does appear suffer using it.