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December 9, 2003 12:25:15 PM

I want to know if a graphic card like a quadro fx 500 have a better performance (double efficiency at least)than a radeon 9800 pro and if is a good buy. And a quadro fx 1100? I use 3dsmax.
December 9, 2003 1:33:03 PM

You're best bet is to buy a Radeon 9800 and use a hacked driver to turn it into a FireGL card, or a GeforceFX 5900 and use a hacked driver to turn it into a quadroFX.

The QuadroFX 500 sucks. I believe it is basically a GeforceFX 5200 with a professional driver. Yuck.

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December 9, 2003 1:41:58 PM

can i do it with a r9600 card =x i mean the hacked bios thingy...

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December 9, 2003 2:00:02 PM

I believe so.

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<b>Radeon <font color=red>9500 PRO</b></font color=red> <i>(hardmodded 9500, o/c 322/322)</i>
<b>AthlonXP <font color=red>2600+</b></font color=red> <i>(o/c 2400+ w/143Mhz fsb)</i>
<b>3dMark03: <font color=red>4,055</b></font color=red>
December 9, 2003 4:57:10 PM

I have a radeon 9700 pro and turn it into a fire gl, but the results was not good. Mi PC turn into a very inestable machine. I know that the quadro and the fire graphics cards are basically normal graphics cards with other drivers (and I hate it).
Thanks for the help.
I want a profesional vs play graphics cards test, but I canĀ“t find it.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Niphilim on 12/09/03 01:59 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
December 9, 2003 5:27:19 PM

Xbit labs did one a while ago... but the results are fairly relevant:

<A HREF="http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/3dsmax5-..." target="_new">http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/3dsmax5-...;/A>

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<b>AthlonXP <font color=red>2600+</b></font color=red> <i>(o/c 2400+ w/143Mhz fsb)</i>
<b>3dMark03: <font color=red>4,055</b></font color=red>
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December 9, 2003 8:15:29 PM

The 500 Does Suck. Big time. You'd be much better off even with a FireGL T2 (based on the R9600).

The FX1000 and above would be better cards still.

Depending on your app though it makes a big diff. as to which one.

If you are ONLY using 3DsMax. Then it's a toss-up. The FX500 still sucks, but the other FXs are pretty good.

<A HREF="http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/urltrurl?lp=de..." target="_new">This is the most comprehensive test I've seen which includes a bunch of cards (including gaming cards)</A>. It's a little old, but still one of the few good ones out there that adds gaming cards. BTW, It's translated from German through Babel.

Even in <A HREF="http://www.tomshardware.com/graphic/20030916/opengl-17...." target="_new">THG's recent review</A> the FX500 scrapes bottom.

If you don't trust a softmod, then I would say get a T2, followed by whichever is cheaper of the top cards (FX1000/1100 or Z1). The FX500 is really a waste of money at the prices they charge for it IMO.



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December 11, 2003 6:39:00 AM

Thanks
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