Information on FireGL ‘s compatibility with other computer components. But you should of course test your app with other cards too before you release it if it’s going to be anything commerical. Creative, which turned its back on the graphics business not long ago, not only wants to supply the desktop and mainstream markets with NVIDIA graphics cards, but also wants to cover the OpenGL workstation segment with Wildcat cards from the 3Dlabs division. The fireGL with it’s drives is not made for games. The hardware is complete, but the drivers still need some brushing-up.

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The benefit of the additional performance and solid drivers certified for professional apps may not be worth the additional dollars for the average joe, but for a company with professional developers or artists working with apps like maya and the like I would certainly recommend getting the instead of a as the additional cost is negiable compared to the cost of the engineer or artist that’s going to use it. With normal drivers you get the same speed as an clk for clk.

It remains to be seen just how successful this new strategy will be.

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This firegp is using cookies. The fireGL with it’s drives is not made for games. The FireGL line is designed for multimedia content creation programs, such as 3DS Max, and mechanical engineering design software such as Solidworks, whereas Radeon counterparts are suited towards video games.

General info Technical specs Memory Advices and comments. Compare FireGL with others. As a Gold Certified Independent Software Vendor ISVSolvusoft is able to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction through delivering top-level software and service solutions, which have been subject to a rigourous and continually-audited approval process by Microsoft.


The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. Well, a Radeon is basically a firelg clocked Radeon with more memory and drivers certified for a variety of highend apps. Anything else means you’ll be surprised when you actually do a real test. Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Here are some interesting things I’ve seen on an card.

Ok fregl you’re saying that this card will not be a very good solution for game development. The first round of benchmarks offers an initial glimpse at their performance. Product Comparison The following table shows the technical specs, features and prices.

Compaq ATI FIREGL 8800 (128 MB) (ODEP9S2099251) Graphics Card

FireGL drivers were built with maximum image quality and pixel precision, with CAD specific functionalities such as the recently introduced AutoDetection Technology to tune the parameters inside the driver to achieve maximum performance for predefined list of software.

Just imagine they’re same price!

Originally posted by Coconut: It sure fiergl seem like it, it is NOT a game card at all really, most people purchase the firegl card for doing stuff in 3dsmax. This is Rage 7 architecture desktop card based on nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. Their new parent company does not interfere with their traditional areas of expertise.

Preview of the New OpenGL Chips – Radeon vs. Quadro4 XGL –

Jay Geater is the President and CEO of Solvusoft Corporation, a global software company focused on providing innovative utility software. Running and XP, respectively but, gawds, we still have to test on 98 every so often.


While there’s compatibility testing in QA, you’d be surprised at the things you’ll miss unless you have your nose in the actual target hardware every firegp.

Video outputs and ports. Developing for games on a CAD card is probably not a great idea, because some of the popular games features like texture compression might not even be available.

Do you need a “high end” card? He is a lifelong computer geek and loves everything related to computers, software, and new technology. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates.

Originally posted by Humus: So what are the implications for the customer? Can I Run It.

ATI FireGL 8800

We will not be able to make a final judgment until some time in viregl future. Microsoft Gold Certified Company Recognized for best-in-class capabilities as an ISV Independent Software Vendor Solvusoft is recognized by Microsoft as a leading Independent Software Vendor, achieving the highest level of completence and excellence in software development. I am sorry that I posted this question to this forum but I know that this is the place where I will find people using this card as you take graphics seriously so you might have one already and have more clue about this stuff.

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