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12-11-2006, 10:45 PM
Has anybody the GeForce 8800 GTS running with XSI 5.11.
Or a 7950GT... I need a new card.... asap...
ATI has dropped support for my ATI Workstation card from Version 5.0 to 5.11.
According to ATI SoftImage has changed something in XSI so it won;t work, and ATI is not interested in supporting those changes. According to SoftImage they are not doing anything special in particular. So ATI messed up their drivers again and I could just hit myself all day that I spend money on that ATI garbage again. Specially a WS card. I bought that card bacause of the 'special' WS card support desk. LMAO... I am so gullible sometimes... GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
Nvidia.... I'm coming home!
12-11-2006, 11:26 PM
The 8800 GTX will melt your face off. It's straight up the fastest card available... x2. I read a review that showed it had about the same speed as 2 of ATI's fastest cards in an SLI config (Kris Rivel posted the link on the list). I have a friend that has one and I'm pretty sure he's happy. If you don't want to spend the little bit of extra cash, I'm sure the 7950 GT will meet your needs. If you're pushing big scenes go for the 8800. It's still dirt cheap compared to the (imo overpriced) quadro's.
Personally I've had excellent luck with XFX and PNY.
12-11-2006, 11:27 PM
Plus it's directX 10. So you'll be good to go for a while. The 7950 GT is only DX9.
12-12-2006, 12:26 AM
The 7x is not that cheap either. So I will go for the current gen because of directx10. Otherwise I have the horror that I'll be buying again in Summer....
12-12-2006, 01:32 AM
It's still dirt cheap compared to the (imo overpriced) quadro's.
I always wondered why the quadros were so different in price from the geforce cards. Well, n the nVidia gelato forums, I learned at least some of the reason why.
"There are some differences between GeForce and Quadro other than price though. The production models are different, with GeForce focused on keeping the price down for the consumer game market, at the expense of consistency and product life, and Quadro focused on meeting an exacting standard.
Because Quadros are manufactured under contract to NVIDIA and to a single specification, we can guarantee that a Gelato image produced on a Quadro will be, pixel for pixel, identical to that produced on another. Quadros are also kept on the market longer, giving you platform stability for farms and other large deployments. And Quadros come with a warranty from NVIDIA."
Here is the address:
12-12-2006, 05:09 AM
7950gt 512 with XSI 5.11 works on this end...but hey, if you have the extra $$. :D
no support for ATI Workstation cards..? interessting...
i will get the 8800GTS...
12-12-2006, 04:27 PM
If you guys have a little bit more cash, the GTX version is quite a bit better than the GTS.
12-13-2006, 08:16 AM
Other than a few megs of ram more, just overclock the GTS and you're in business.
12-16-2006, 08:29 AM
if its a buck , and speed ya want , I got dual sli 7900, for the price of one 8800, hmmmm tasty fast, and xsi has no issues whats so ever, plus when vista comes out , check evga's they support it
12-16-2006, 04:19 PM
Just received my 7950GT 512 from BFG sold by ZipZoomFly(or so...) for 250$.
No problems whatsover, and the problems with VUE6, Modo, and TopoGun have simply vanished. And that is with the drivers out of the box. I'm not going to touch that for a while 8-). XSI 5.11 also works. It's like a completely new experience. I'm really happy.
Thanks for the reply's folks! Works like a charm. And... it's fastttttttttttttttt.
12-16-2006, 04:19 PM
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