One nice thing about the card is that it supports bit-per-pixel color, which means that you can display more than Dual-display mode is configured with the use of the control panel. I benchmarked the card using View-perf 7, the standard test for OpenGL-based cards. Once configured, ATI’s Hydravision utility enables you to manage the placement of application dialogues between the displays. Like most high-end cards these days, this accelerator supports dual monitors.
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It’s still not quite large enough to drive the ultra high-end, 9-megapixel displays, but that’s still a small market segment. One nice thing about the card is that it supports bit-per-pixel color, which means that you can display more than Included with the software are drivers for Discreet’s 3ds max, providing an extra performance boost.
Like most high-end cards these days, this accelerator supports dual monitors. The FireGL X2 series of cards is the newest in the line and is incredibly fast. Once configured, ATI’s Hydravision utility enables you to manage the placement of application dialogues between the displays.
I benchmarked the card using View-perf 7, the standard test for OpenGL-based cards. Keep up with latest news. I really enjoyed the FireGL X2 card, and found it to be very stable. Again, these applications presented no discernable issues.
For people working in motion pictures or with other high-resolution images, this feature should be incredibly helpful. George Maestri is president of Rubberbug, a Los Angeles-based studio specializing in character animation.
Of course, benchmarks are a rather synthetic way to test a card.
By clicking the “Subcribe” button, you agree to sign up for the CGW Magazine e-newsletter, as well as to receive third-party promotions from our partners. Because I did not do any optimizations on my system, my results should be considered typical ap most users. The Windows drivers provide a robust control panel that enables you to tweak just about every parameter of the card.
I tested it on a machine running Windows XP, and installation was easy. Offering users a great bang for their buck, the FireGL Xti would be an excellent addition to any 3D workstation. Display resolution tops out at x per display, which should drive most large monitors.
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On the back of the card is a Molex connector to get extra power from the system’s power supply. Because its back end extends only about three inches past the AGP slot, it should fit into almost any case.
Regardless, it’s a good idea to keep this slot open, as the card needs lots of cooling. Hydravision also provides control over such features as window transparency.
Dual-display ag; is configured with the use of the control panel. Publications CGW Volume: The FireGL line of cards has gone through several incarnations and different chipsets. You can find them configured in high-end workstations from most of the major systems vendors.
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I used the card for several days on a 3ds max project I was developing, and had no problems in either OpenGL or DirectX mode. These figures were roughly 10 percent lower than those published on the ATI Web site.
Developed by ATI, the FGL chips are custom-made with four geometry engines and eight separate pipelines for pixel processing. The back of the card is equipped with two DVI connectors, which can be used with analog monitors through the supplied adaptor.
The cards are also reasonably priced, setting a new standard for price and performance in the high-end workstation market. The results were excellent, with the FireGL Xt offering a 3ds max score of