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10-18-2005, 10:17 PM
hi guys I wanted to ask you a question about graphics cards. What is the deifference between the
ATI Radeon X850 XT w/ 256 MB DDR SDRAM
and the
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT DDL w/ 256 MB GDDR3 SDRAM
What would be better for lightwave?
does it matter?
is it just for games?
sm :newhere:

10-18-2005, 10:20 PM
I think the first thing I would do is check the side of the box or their website and see which one is open gl 2 ready.

10-18-2005, 10:41 PM
well NVIDIA supports open gl 2.0 and ATI Radeon im not sure I couldnt find the specs on the web site. From what I just read it sound like NVIDIA is better for artists and ATI radeon is better for gamers.
im not positive but thats what it seems like to me.
if anyone has heard otherwise let post it because Im about to buy NVIDIA and I would hate to buy the wrong one.

10-19-2005, 06:07 AM
If you read most of the posts on the subject here on these furums, the general consensus is to go with Nvidia cards. AtI cards have issues with Opengl and LW at this time. Geforce 6200 and above have full Opengl 2.0 support in Hardware. Older cards like Geforce 5200 can do Opengl 2.0 in software only and would be slow in display update speed.