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Pyshkin    122
A bit out of topic but what do you guys think would be the fastest video card in the world right now ?? And what extra graphic features does it have ?? (please don''t start a debate)

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penetrator    122
the fastest video card in the end-user world would be a geforce3 , but there are specific video cards like the glFire or some cards from Elsa, worth about +1000 US$which are amazing for opengl. glHorizon_Project www.web-discovery.net Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Pyshkin 122 I might not have put my question right. GeForce doesn''t produce cards anymore and there many companies out there which make who knows what and call it geforce 3 just because it has gf3 chip in it. So what i want to know which company produces the fastest video card and what it is called. Thanks Share this post Link to post Share on other sites jonnii 122 ginward gf3 550 is probably the fastest and most overclockable... if thats your thing =) check em out, i think www.overclockers.co.uk/ sell them in the UK... otherwise, www.anandtech.com has just done a gf2/gf3 round up thanks -jonnii ========= jon@voodooextreme.com www.voodooextreme.com Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Jx 122 As of today (6th Feb 2k2), nVidia are releasing their GeForce 4 line of chips. That means that currently, the GeForce 4 Ti 4600 is the fastest card around, and is available from MSI, AOpen, Leadtek and eVGA (at present). Of course, as someone has already stated there are faster opengl specific cards out there, but they are wildly expensive. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Maximus 124 It all depends on where you look. I know someone who picked up an entire workstation (dual p3-800, 16 dimm slots, 512meg ram, onboard sound & nic, HP fx6+ opengl video card) for around$1300 australian. The system retails for several times what he paid for it.

Catch is, the system didnt work when he bought it. Good thing is that HP replaced all the faulty hardware for free. So all in all he got a nice workstation for fairly cheap.

If you look for things like that you can pick up fast video cards fairly cheaply.

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cd36    122
Fastest Video Card? thats an easy one

it''d be the ATi Radeon 8500 Retail. Most features better raw performance and better IQ. Plus ATi might be releasing their R250 or R300 cores soon which will put them a step ahead. Also the ATi Radeon 8500 is cheaper the the GF3 Ti500 chip. A good place to ask about 3d Hardware would be www.slackercentral.com . Good place for info on hardware.

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Pyshkin    122
THANKS a lot people!!

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Maximus    124
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it''d be the ATi Radeon 8500 Retail. Most features better raw performance and better IQ. Plus ATi might be releasing their R250 or R300 cores soon which will put them a step ahead. Also the ATi Radeon 8500 is cheaper the the GF3 Ti500 chip. A good place to ask about 3d Hardware would be www.slackercentral.com . Good place for info on hardware.

Hell no, 3DLabs Wildcat 2 is WAY faster. That, and they dont have the INCREDIBLY POOR drivers that ati produce.

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a person    118
its really funny when ppl think that consumer level cards can even attempt to compete with industrial level cards. Pyshkin, you really should phrase your question better. you dont specify 2d or 3d (since some 2d video cards have ramdacs as fast or faster then 3d video cards). you also should mention if you want to restrict this to consumer level or not.

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the Wildcat 2 makes my private parts feel all warm and fuzzy (i believe it has two full OpenGL hardware pipes in parrallel)

IIRC they have a lesser fillrate than the newer consumer-level cards (GF3 etc)... but OMG their geometry handling capabilities in wireframe mode are ridiculous

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Pyshkin    122
-a person- i have no idea what''s the diference between consumer cards and industrila cards. i simply want to know what is the "Fastest 3d video card in the world for today".

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cd36    122
if we weret alking consumer level it would be the Radeon 8500. But i can see i guess we aren''t talking consumer level. Also the ATi drivers are improving. You have to give them time. They''ll get better. Remember nVidia didn''t release the best set of drivers for the GF3 they keep getting better you just have to give them time.

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actually, as of when you guys posted, it would be the GF4 leading the consumer market yeah?

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just stumbled over this in my travels:

http://www.3dlabs.com/product/wildcatIII_6210_index.htm

all i can say is "drool"

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Megahertz    286
Hrmm, if i had to guess I''d say a Cirrus Logic card. It''s got the CL-GD5426 chipset which just flat out smokes anything on the market, and its 512K of memory gives you plenty of room in the buffer for page flipping and stuff.

I just ordered mine today but the co. i ordered from is sold out and have them on back order. I can''t wait to get this puppy and try out F-15 Strike Eagle II on it. Finally gonna get off this 16-color card and on to something with 256!

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P.S. Hrmm is it just me or is this post about 10 years too late?

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Hrmm, if i had to guess I''d say a Cirrus Logic card. It''s got the CL-GD5426 chipset which just flat out smokes anything on the market, and its 512K of memory gives you plenty of room in the buffer for page flipping and stuff.

I just ordered mine today but the co. i ordered from is sold out and have them on back order. I can''t wait to get this puppy and try out F-15 Strike Eagle II on it. Finally gonna get off this 16-color card and on to something with 256!

-=[ Megahertz ]=-

P.S. Hrmm is it just me or is this post about 10 years too late?

Heh. I remember getting excited over buying an EGA card. I was tired of playing space quest I in crappy 4 color CGA.