I am using a daul PIII pc with 1 gig of ram and a 3dlabs oxygen vx1-16 gfx card. this card is a little old and slow now so i recently upgraded to a geforce 4 Ti4600 but I found that I really wasn't getting the performance benifit I expected from the GF4, in fact in maya (my only use for the card) the GF4 ran at pretty much the same speed as a GF3. and softquadro made no difference either. So the bottleneck on my system must be teh proccesors and memory. that being the case I returned teh geforce4 and am now looking for another card. my question is this:
should I be looking at getting a slightly older high end card second hand rather than a new games level card? what card would rely less of CPU usage?
Which is better for my system an oxygen GVX-1 (for £40!) or a Geforce 2 with softquadro? I am just interested in using with maya.
Also I have seen a few wildcat (1 and 2s) on ebay. is an old wildcat worth looking at?
I am happy to spend £100-£300 on a card that will give decent performance but have been weary of gaming cards.
any help would be much apreciated.