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Old 11-13-2006, 08:30 AM   #1
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Experience with (professional) Video card


Excuse me for my bad englisch!

For the website cad4linux dot nl* I'm writing a review about (professional) Video card support in Linux. Therefore i need as much input as can regarding how professional cad-workstation video cards are working with Linux. For instance cards like: Matrox Parhellia, Ati FireGL, Nvidia quadro and sow on.

Sow do you have experience with professional cad-workstation video card's, than i would like it when you put your experience's in a repley.

In a month i would like to finish my review and al dutch people are welcome to see it at the cad4linux website and the rest of the world should use babelfish then.

* Cant post websites yet
 
Old 11-14-2006, 06:09 PM   #2
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Matrox Parhellia has very little support in Linux and people rarely use it because it performs worst than it is advertise. ATI FireGL is old these days and ATI's software support in Linux is improving but not enough to provide performance and ease of setup. nVidia Quadro is old, but well supported. Right now the consumer grade or gramer grade has workstation cards beat in memory bandwidth and speed (polygon/verticies count).
 
Old 11-15-2006, 04:54 AM   #3
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Hello Electro,

I am more searching for recent first hand user experiences. More like "i have this videocard and it works like that with this driver".
Because i have read a lot off theoretical information, for instance what videocards are officialy supported by the vendors.

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Matrox Parhellia has very little support in Linux and people rarely use it because it performs worst than it is advertise.
I know the Parhellia was not a fast videocard, but the image quality is superior to most other vendors. And i know the support is verry bad.

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ATI FireGL is old these days
The FireGL has a big histrory but is still in production and based recently developed gpu's.

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and ATI's software support in Linux is improving but not enough to provide performance and ease of setup.
Thats true

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nVidia Quadro is old, but well supported.
nVidia Quadro is still in production and based recently developed gpu's.

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Right now the consumer grade or gramer grade has workstation cards beat in memory bandwidth and speed (polygon/verticies count).
Thats defenetly not true, the Firegl's/quadro's and Radeon's/geforce's have the same gpu's only the firegl's/quadro's have extensions on board ragarding opengl and have moor clockspeed, more memory and in windows better drivers. Under linud the drivers for the Firegl's/quadro's and Radeon's/geforce's are the same.


Sow i am defenetly searching for people with recent first hand experiences, especialy with the firegl.
 
Old 11-15-2006, 05:59 PM   #4
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The QuadroFX uses GeForceFX chips. Compare the specs of QuadroFX and GeForce7 7950. GeForce7 7950 has better specs.

There is a thread that is recently started. Poster's home computer is 10 seconds faster refreshing the screen than their another computer that is using Quadro4.

Read the review article at http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...vs-firegl.html. I think they only used Windows.
 
Old 11-16-2006, 12:46 AM   #5
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The QuadroFX uses GeForceFX chips. Compare the specs of QuadroFX and GeForce7 7950. GeForce7 7950 has better specs.
Again not true!!
For instance the Quadro FX 5500 uses the same chip as an 7900GTX!!

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There is a thread that is recently started. Poster's home computer is 10 seconds faster refreshing the screen than their another computer that is using Quadro4.
The quadro 4 is 5 years old!
 
  


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