7800 GTX vs HD2600XT@FireGLV5600

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  02 February 2008
7800 GTX vs HD3870@FireStream 9170

vsHi there,

I'm thinking of selling my 7800GTX and buying a HD2600XT to softmod it to a FireGL V5600 . Do you guys think i will see a big difference regarding 3ds max viewport?

How about power draw?


Last edited by nunobraz : 06 June 2008 at 11:58 AM.
  03 March 2008
no answers?
  03 March 2008
I think you will sit there wondering where the hell your money went and why max isnt any faster.
Matthew O'Neill
  03 March 2008
FireGL softmod will help max but there are some max files/drivers you need to find aswell. Don't use max so dont know much more than that but I know it will be an improvement.
  03 March 2008
Originally Posted by imashination: I think you will sit there wondering where the hell your money went and why max isnt any faster.

agreed. its probably not gonna make a huge difference in viewport speed.
  03 March 2008
I'm a Maya user, but I think Max uses DirectX and therefore softmoding isn't necessary.
Without fear and illness, I could never have accomplished all I have.
-Edvard Munch
  03 March 2008
max can use both opengl and directx to drive its viewports
  06 June 2008
Well, what do you think in buying the HD 3870 to softmodd it to FireStream 9170?

Will i see any significant difference regarding viewport viz?

  06 June 2008
There's still a bug on ATI's FireGL drivers when using Maya and that means, the softmodded Radeon will have the same problem. Yet, the performance is pretty awesome specially with Maya and leaves any Quadro in the dust. Don't know about Max performace though. I have a Quadro 1700 at work and I trully believe they are not worth it. If I were you I'll wait for the upcoming ATI R700 series and see how they perform against the GeForce GTX 280 and 260.
  06 June 2008
Thanks AnimAitor!

I'll stick with the 7800GTX for another month or so. I'll buy the new card as soon as i get my... CINTIQ!!
  06 June 2008
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