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Old 09-09-2003, 10:33 PM   #1
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I'm out looking for a new card and somebody suggested this:

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...102-307&depa=1

aprt from the price, what else is bad?

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Old 20-09-2003, 09:20 AM   #2
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I think it's the PRICE!!!Why not try 3dlabs Wildcat VP series?Priced just fair and rocks in performance.
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Old 20-09-2003, 12:36 PM   #3
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because I heard the wildcats are bad in hardware rendering....maybe it's falce but who knows...

and thanks for replying... at least somebody did ( )

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cool card, pricey but cool.....i wish i had one of them.
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Old 02-10-2003, 12:24 PM   #5
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id go for the quadro fx 500
costs not much
is as fast as fx 3000

hw rendering its not THAT fast
but vievport is real good

i read a benchmark with all the new pro cards
i think its on 3dchips.com
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Old 02-10-2003, 01:23 PM   #6
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wow for $839.00 I would expect nothing wrong with it! Thats a crazy price - not worth it IMO
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The Fire GL X2 256 is ATI's highest performance workstation graphics card. Thats a real workhorse. I've seen it at work at SIGGRAPH last year. Read about it here.

http://www.ati.com/products/fireglx2-256/index.html
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yup, that's why I want it so bad

I'm trying to go for at least a 256MB Video card...

for now, I'll have to wait and I'll get my CPUs first because they are the most expencive and then I'll start saving for this baby!

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Get the Quadro FX500


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Get the Quadro FX500


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because....?

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Old 27-10-2003, 05:31 AM   #11
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It will do the job for a lot less and in some reviews I read that the speed jumps between the FX500 and his stronger bros is not that noticeable.


And you can even have Hardware rendering.(though I have heard it wouldn't yield the same quality as a regular software renderer)

one thing thoguh - it is a bit noisier.

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