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November 19, 2003 4:02:12 AM

I am looking to build a system for working in Maya 5, but I also want it to play a few games. What types of graphics cards will do me good? Looking at - Nvidia Quadro FX500, Nvidia FX5900, ATI 9800XT, ATI FireGL T2. Will the game based cards do well rendering and will the rendering cards do well with the games?

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November 19, 2003 4:16:00 AM

Quadro FX


What type of game are u talking about playing though?

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November 19, 2003 4:32:40 AM

Actually forget about the FX500 it is CRAP! Terrible card for the money.

Your best bet would be to take and FX5900/5800 and Quadro softmod it. Either of those would pummel the FX500. And if you are doing anything else with the card then definitely not the FX500. In Maya 5 the difference between the FX500 and FX3000 isn't as great as in other areas where there is a huge gulf between the FX500 and other cards (including the T2).

Check with Flamethrower IIRC, I think he has a softQuadro.

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November 19, 2003 4:33:31 AM

All types, what ever I get my hands on. Right now playing LOTR:ROK, War of The Ring, GTA Vice City, Call of Duty.
November 19, 2003 4:39:24 AM

then soft modding a FX5900 is your best bet!

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November 19, 2003 3:57:47 PM

The 5900 non-ultra with a softmod is by FAR the best possible value a Maya user could ever dream of.

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