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OpenGL Workstation Power - Graphics Cards for the Professional User

Features Table

ManufacturerATIATIATIElsa3Dlabs
ProductFire GL2Fire GL3Fire GL4Gloria IIIWildcat II 5110
Price$1200$1800$2000$1000$2200 - $2500
VideoMemory64 MB128 MB128 MB64 MB128 MB
Memory TypeDDR SGRAMDDR SGRAMDDR SGRAMDDR SGRAMSGRAM
MemoryBus Width256bit256bit256bit128bit128bit
AGP InterfaceAGP 4XAGP 4X (Pro 50)AGP 4X (Pro 50)AGP 4XAGP 4X (Pro 50)
Monitor OutputsSingleDualDual2x SingleDual
1st Display OutVGA D-Sub (analog)DVI-I (analog & digital)DVI-I (analog & digital)VGA D-Sub (analog)VGA D-Sub (analog)
2nd Display OutDVI-D (digital)DVI-I (analog & digital)DVI-I (analog & digital)DVI-I (analog & digital)DVI-I (analog & digital)
3D Stereographics Out (3 Pins)yesyesyesnoyes
Ramdac Bandwidth300 MHz300 MHz300 MHz350 MHz300 MHz
Ramdac Palette per Color (R, G, B)10bit10bit10bit8bit10bit
Geometry ChipIBM GT1000 @ 190 MHzIBM GT1000 @ 190 MHzIBM GT1000 @ 205 MHzQuadro2 Pro T&L @ 250 MHzWildcat II 5110 Chipset
RasterizerIBM RC1000 @ 120 MHzIBM RC1000 @ 120 MHzIBM RC1000 @ 150 MHzQuadro2 Pro 3D @ 250 MHzWildcat II 5110 chipset
active cooling with fannonoyesyesno
Memory Clock120 MHz DDR120 MHz DDR150 MHz DDR200 MHz DDRn/a
Pixel Fillrate410MPix/s410MPix/s512MPix/s1000 MPix/sn/a
Texture Fillrate (trilinear filtered)200Mtexels/s200Mtexels/s250Mtexels/s2000Mtexels/s332 MTex/s
Polygon Rate27MPoly/s27MPoly/s29MPoly/s31MPoly/s15MPoly/s
Number of hw accelerated light sources161616824
Windows 2000yesyesyesyesyes
Windows NT 4.0yesyesyesyesyes
Linuxyesyesyesyesyes
Windows 98nononoyesno
Pentium III SSEyesyesyesyesyes
Pentium 4 SSE2yesyesyesyesyes
Athlon 3DNow!yesyesyesyesyes