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greg
Video Grahics card for PI
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on May 19, 2005 at 4:01:11 am

I am about to get a new AGP video card for my system.
I am hoping for advice on what parameters of video cards maximize the performance of PI:
GPU, Memory size, DDR? 128 bit 256 bit etc etc.

Thanks

GReg


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Alan Lorence
Re: Video Grahics card for PI
on May 19, 2005 at 12:45:08 pm

pIllusion uses basic OpenGL features, so you don't need an advanced GPU, but faster is always better. If you look at game benchmarks, that's a pretty good measure of how it will work in pIllusion.

More memory on the card is always better too: I'd suggest at least 128 MB, but 256 would be better.

I haven't used ATI cards except in my Macs, so I can't report on how they work (although there are some pretty basic OpenGL features that ATI OS X drivers don't support -- like drawing antialiased lines). I've used NVidia-based cards in all of my PCs since my original TNT.


Alan.
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greg
Re: Video Grahics card for PI
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on May 19, 2005 at 12:59:35 pm

Thanks Alan,

That be the case I will stick with my Nvidia 5700 256 Meg for the time being.

Thanks

Greg


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