Profesional graphics cards

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.
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  1. 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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    <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>
  2. can i do it with a r9600 card =x i mean the hacked bios thingy...

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  3. 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>
  4. 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>
  5. Xbit labs did one a while ago... but the results are fairly relevant:

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

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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>
  6. 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_en&url=http://www.3dchips.net/content/review.php?id=63&page=1" 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.html" 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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  7. Thanks
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