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 can´t find it.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Niphilim on 12/09/03 01:59 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
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.
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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