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The Latest Graphics Cards For Workstations

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The following table gives you an overview of the latest OpenGL graphics cards for workstations.

Manufacturer & Product Chip (Codename) Transistors Street Price Chip Clock Memory Clock * Memory Memory Bus Interface (max.)
3Dlabs Wildcat VP970 VP900 76 mill. €1350 n/a n/a 128 MB DDR 256 Bit AGP 4X
ATi FireGL 8700 FGL8700 (R200W) 60 mill. €199 250 MHz 270 MHz 64 MB DDR 128 Bit AGP 4X
ATi FireGL 8800 FGL8800 (R200W) 60 mill. €499 250 MHz 290 MHz 128 MB DDR 128 Bit AGP 4X
ATi FireGL X1 128 MB FGL9700 (R300W) 100 mill. €799 325 MHz 310 MHz 128 MB DDR 256 Bit AGP 8X
ATi FireGL X1 256 MB FGL9700 (R300W) 100 mill. €999 325 MHz 310 MHz 256 MB DDR 256 Bit AGP 8X
ATi FireGL Z1 FGL9500 (R300W) 100 mill. €599 325 MHz 310 MHz 128 MB DDR 256 Bit AGP 8X
NVIDIA Quadro4 750XGL Quadro4 (NV25) 63 mill. €499 275 MHz 275 MHz 128 MB DDR 128 Bit AGP 4X
NVIDIA Quadro4 900XGL Quadro4 (NV25) 63 mill. €659 300 MHz 325 MHz 128 MB DDR 128 Bit AGP 4X
NVIDIA Quadro4 980XGL Quadro4 AGP 8X (NV28) 63 mill. €699 300 MHz 325 MHz 128 MB DDR 128 Bit AGP 8X
NVIDIA QuadroFX 1000 QuadroFX (NV30) 125 mill. €1049 300 MHz 300 MHz 128 MB DDR2 128 Bit AGP 8X
NVIDIA QuadroFX 2000 QuadroFX (NV30) 125 mill. €1650 400 MHz 400 MHz 128 MB DDR2 128 Bit AGP 8X
* The correct physical clock. Note: the memory runs with double data rate (DDR). Typically, marketing departments state the doubled physical clock when DDR is used.

Test Setup

All of the specifications that follow refer solely to the performance test that was considered in the overall evaluation.

Platform
Processor Intel Pentium 3.06 GHz (HT disabled)
Front Side Bus 133 MHz Quad Pumped
Motherboard Asus P4T533C
Chipset Intel 850E/ Tehama (Dual Channel)
RAM 1024 MB PC1066 RDRAM 40ns Samsung
Hard Drive IBM Ultrastar 36LZX 36.7 GByte
SCSI Controller Adaptec SCSI Card 29160N
Drivers & Settings
3Dlabs Wildcat VP Cards v0181
ATi FireGL 8x00 series v3051
ATi FireGL X1/Z1 v1028
PNY NVIDIA Quadro4 series v41.04, Maxtreme v4.00.25 (3ds max)
PNY NVIDIA QuadroFX 2000 v42.82, Maxtreme v4.00.28 (3ds max)
Resolution 1280x1024x32, Vsync=off for all OpenGL-Tests
OS Windows 2000 Professional SP3
Benchmarks
Viewperf (synthetic) SPECopc Viewperf 7.0
Solidworks (application) SPECapc Solidworks 2001Plus benchmark
3D Studio Max (application) SPECapc 3DSMAX 4.2 benchmark
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