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  • Have you guys read about the new NVIDIA Quadro® FX 1700? It's supposed to be great for 3D work - more so than games - precision over performance.

    I believe the price will be around $600 - $700 - I think PNY will be building them. It's got 786 MB of video ram - compared to my tiny 128 MB - that should be a significant improvement. The big thing, besides response and clarity I want - is more dedicated OpenGL - which it's supposed to have (V 2.1).

    Jim

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    unfortunately as c4d is attempting to cater to the mac audience, video cards have little effect on us. All the Quadro's are aimed at direct-x and shaders. So they halp out max and maya users, while c4d generally relies on cpu power.

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    I am using the FX 2500 and it works like a charm for me. I came in my Dell M90 Laptop so I don;t recall the specific cost.

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  • You're right - 512 MB - I was thinking about another NVidia board I'm also considering.

    In any case - here's a review from CG Society:

    http://features.cgsociety.org/story.php?story_id=4254

    Tell me what you think!

    Jim

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    Paramita,

    I tried finding the list of specs from my Dell account but can't seem to pull it up.

    My M90 is a Core 2 Duo 2.13, 2G Mem, Quadro 2500m and it runs likes a champ. I have attached the specs. Rendering is very fast and mobile! smile.gif

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    LoL i've just looked at my specs and it is the same. Only the frgament programm length and max textures indirections are a little bit lower.

    I don't know what they do....

    I have a XFX geforce 7900GTX GFX card.

    Peace,

    Rich_Art. wink.gif

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    yeah, I read somewhere that the 2500 was just a 7900 tweaked for CAD performance.

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  • I finally found a dealer for the Quadro FX 1700 - it arrives tomorrow - I'll let you know my impression if you'd like...

    The whole thing cost about $630

    Jim

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