View Full Version : Which is Best?

07-25-2007, 01:42 PM
I am looking to purchase a computer for my office. I am looking at a few options, all apple as I work in a graphics company and the vast majority of our applications are purchased for mac. Anyhow, I just was wondering the following.

Is the 8 core 3 ghz vastly better in reguards to lightwave (rendering) than a quad core?

What card is a better option again in reguards to lightwave but id assume in refresh rate of large poly models?
1. The ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB
2. Nvidea GeForce 7300 GT 256MB
3. Nvidea Quadro FX 4500 512MB with Stereo 3D

(Option 3 may well price me out of the market for this computer. Unless it is rediculously better, i cant really afford the upgrade to that card but please comment if you have anything to lend in helping me make this decision)

Thanks in advance to the incredible lightwave community.

07-25-2007, 02:21 PM
the more horse power you have the better especailly when they get the UB version out......maybe check out barefeats.com and see if they tested those cards............