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coupe333
01-31-2003, 10:37 AM
Hi guys i have a little question for you,
I am really tired and i dont have the time to play with patches, tweaking ..etc..i decided that i want a professional Graphic Card with performance and stabyility, but i need your opinion , i am thinking to spend circa 800$ it will worth it?...and if is yes what card do you think is best?...

P.S.( i have a hercules 9700pro patched with the last Softfiregl)

Thanks in Advance!
:) :)

Gyan
01-31-2003, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by coupe333
Hi guys i have a little question for you,
I am really tired and i dont have the time to play with patches, tweaking ..etc

Ti4200 -> $120-$160, can be softpatched to a Quadro4 700XGL

Quadro4 900XGL -> around $500 nowadays, I gather

ATI FireGL X1 -> around $800.

Compare reviews for the last two.

And read this (http://nvworld.ru/docs/sq4e.html) article, including the benchmarks.

Also, wait for Greg Hess to show up. Though I can guess what he'll say (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=304852&highlight=ti4200#post304852) :)

GregHess
01-31-2003, 12:29 PM
The ti 4200 is pretty much the best video card for the money...

But...

Wth the recent cuts occuring at the quadro level, and the soon to be arrived geforce fx...the ti 4600 prices are dropping. Right now their still around 175-250 USD, but if they reach the 150 USD price, I'd definitely pay a little extra for it.

Remember that Gainward actually makes a Dual DVI-I card as a Ti 4600, which actually has the capability of powering two LCD's at 1600x1200*.

Of course the price of the ti 4200's will be in proportion to whatever the ti 4600's are priced at.

*=I know it does 1600x1024 Dual Display...not 100% on 1600x1200.

coupe333
01-31-2003, 06:13 PM
Thanks guys!!!:beer:

ssimak
02-02-2003, 10:24 PM
Hi,

You might want to stick with a workstation card (as opposed to a gaming card).

Also, I would check to see how the card performs with the software you use. If you primary app is for example Maya, then I would check for a card that is Maya certificed so you get the best performance.

Hope this helps.

Steve

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