We also used the common SPEC workstation application test suites along with their most recent Viewperf 7. Facet shading playback all scores in frames per second — higher is better. To support this hardware intensive configuration, the Wildcat requires an AGP Pro 50 slot, with the bracket and heat sinks taking up the adjoining PCI slot. Obviously, the Wildcat was perfect as well. In contrast, some of the controls offered by 3Dlabs include setting anti-aliased line quality, adjusting display list compilation execution, managing texture memory, setting accumulation buffer memory location, and enabling full screen anti-aliasing. Our artists, on the other hand, might benefit from something like a FireGL, or Wildcat, or something like that, because they work in 3dxmax, Lightwave, etc.
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As you firregl see, the two Quadro4 boards are the class of the field on both metrics, while the Wildcat III lags the field. Though the general capabilities are similar to the GeForce4, the Quadro4 offers openg additional features, most notably hardware antialiased lines and hardware overlay planes.
The Real World tests were designed to help Quantum3D assess graphics card performance for their line of visual simulation workstations for law enforcement, combat, and flight training. How does the Wildcat claw its way to the top?
Also noteworthy was that the FireGL was the only board with an OpenGL rendering viewport smaller than the maximum display resolution. In the interest of full disclosure, we should note that this model was supplied to us by 3Dlabs specifically for the purposes of performing this quality check.
OpenGL w/ FireGL 8800
Ok so you’re saying that this card will not be a very good solution for game development. I have a GeForce2Go and a Radeonbecause those two cards nicely bracket our current target machines. We discussed this with the three vendors, which yielded the following insights.
Frequent state changes force the OpenGL card to frequently adapt to changing conditions. With normal drivers you get the same speed as an clk for clk. As shown in Figure 1, you can only enable or disable the overlay planes, force a copy swap, and wait for vertical retrace.
ATI FireGL 8800
Obviously, the Wildcat was perfect as well. But if what you said is correct, one must be an idiot to buy a GL Fire instead of a Radeon.
First, though the Radeon chipset is capable of full screen anti-aliasing, there is no way to enable this feature for OpenGL, a capability promised in an upcoming driver release. Maximum accelerated double-buffered color depth per monitor. That said, neither of the Quadro 4 boards, which now feature bit precision, produced similar artifacts.
Wireframe playback all scores are in frames per second figegl higher is better. ATI takes the most reasonable firgl, which is to default to synch always off. As you can see from the bottom rows of the chart, the answer is, not much.
We also ignored the SPECapc tests for now though we run them laterbecause they complicate the analysis by adding their own levels of application overhead. It sure doesn’t seem like it, it is NOT a game card at all really, most people purchase the firegl card for doing stuff in 3dsmax. Quantum3D sells visualization and simulation systems, and developed the Real World tests to benchmark boards for these uses. 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.
That said, neither of the Quadro 4 boards, which now feature bit precision, produced similar artifacts. These tests also reveal significant weakness during anti-aliased wireframe manipulation for both Quadro4 boards, a potential red flag for many applications. In single monitor tests, we tested using a FP Flat Panel Monitor configured to xxbits with a refresh rate of 75 Hz.
Nonetheless, if you foresee yourself wanting to do this, you should choose another adapter. This makes it simple for him to catch the child, save the man, become a town hero and get the girl.
We calculated our primitives scores with results from the first three viewsets because performance on the older sequences were likely impacted by optimizations that may not deliver real world benefits. The process has already started. All other boards track with their raw capacities.
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Also significant is that the FireGL uses 4-bit precision during sub-pixel rendering calculations, which produced misalignment artifacts in fireggl max as shown in Figure 2.
Also noteworthy was that the FireGL was the only board with an OpenGL rendering viewport smaller than the maximum display resolution.