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Mistyk

Best card for Houdini 5.x?

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Hi,

Which of the following video cards would provide the the best performance and accuracy in Houdini 5.x?

Wildcat VP

Quadro 4

Quadro 5 - based on the upcoming NV28/30 core (speculation)

FireGL 8800

FireGL whatever - based on the upcoming R300 core (speculation)

Personal experiences and qualified guesses are welcome. Thanks in advance!

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My personal favourites are any of the FireGL range. Especially for multiOS systems. I haven't tried the 8800, but the Firegl 4 is the bees knees :) .

nVidia cards are good, but the drivers often have issues with houdini for the first few rounds. To this day I can't turn smooth lines on with my Geforce2 Ultra.

The Wildcat VP is still a mystery for me. Wildcats are generally the top of the heap, but these seem like more consumer cards, and I don't know how different they are. Also,... no linux drivers. :(

Anyway, those are mine. I'd also like to hear what other people think....

l8r

Marc

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Yeah, but the wildcat VP is not the same as the 6110 is it? The 6110 is the top of the range, while the VP is more of a consumer card...

Unless I'm confused...

Marc.

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I think I saw some early benchmarks which showed the VP card compared well to a GeForce4 crad, so it can't be too bad.

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If you need a card which is cheap ( app. 400 $ ) and very fast, try the geforce 4 from gainward ( gainward ultra / 700 XP )

michael

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