which quadro fx would you get?

Product: FX500 Part #: VCQFX500-BLK
Standard Price: $449.00
Promotional Price: $199.00
SAVINGS: $250.00
Product: FX2000 Part #: VCQFX2000-BLK
Standard Price: $ 1195.00
Promotional Price: $549.00
SAVINGS: $646.00
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3d
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Quadro FX 1100
Sale Price: $669.95 -
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See why I chose the 1100 FX -
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- You should also start looking into the PCI Express cards. Those are going to dominate the AGP cards soon.
Regards, Scott
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Scott
I ran an FX500 for a while before my ATI card arrived and it wasn't a bad card at all. At a considerably lower price than the others, it's worth considering.
WT
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Wayne Tiffany
here is an article comparing a few graphics cards. the fx500 was at the bottom of most of the tests. is it a bad card for that? maybe, maybe not. read and decide for yourself what can get away with
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bob zee
Here's the conclusion of that testing.
WT
Conclusion: NVIDIA Performance Leader, ATI More Performance For The Money
The Quadro FX 3000 from NVIDIA is the undisputed winner in the performance category of the comparison test. But customers have to fork over a wad of cash for this card. Not everyone is willing to pay street prices of $2000 for the FX 3000 and even $3000 for the FX 3000G. At $900, the FireGL X2-256 is a real bargain by comparison. And its performance isn't shabby, either.
In general, the test shows that ATI has the better price/performance ratio.
For engineering offices with modest requirements for rendering performance and a small budget, the FireGL T2-128 is a good choice. While this entry-level product may cost $50 more than the Quadro FX 500, it also delivers better performance figures.
Compared with earlier OpenGL tests, not everything went smoothly this time. The Quadro FX 3000 and the FireGL T2-128 at first crashed in the 3D-Studio-Max benchmark. The problem even occurred on two different test platforms with E7505 and i875P chipsets. NVIDIA was finally able to solve the problem with a driver update, while ATI can only handle this partial test on the i875P system with a certain AGP aperture setting.
Thus, the old rule still applies: OpenGL hardware can be produced fast while drivers take a little longer. However, suppliers have eradicated the major bugs, so we now can give buyers the green light.
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Wayne Tiffany
var just 30 min ago told me no reason to go beyond FX500
Reply to
Devin
My FX1100 out runs my 500 FX
See the benchmarks link in my last post to this thread.
Regards, Scott
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Scott
"Devin" wrote in news:upl2d.16302$QJ3.836 @newssvr21.news.prodigy.com:
Are you limited to tutorials and training materials?
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Dale Dunn
so the 500 is entry level not much poop, the 1000/1100 seems to be a good middle ground for 670-1200+$$$ at most e-stores, so for $550 the fx2000 sounds like a bargin right?
i have a 3000 at work and it rocks, i have a hard hacked geforce 4600 at home and it sucks ass (was ok until i hard hacked it like an ass!) now i'm in dire need for a new card and this looks like the only way i'm going to get one cheap! i'm going with the fx2000 and hope for the best. thanks guys ;0)
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3d
No, of course not. But the person asking didn't say he was making 10,000,000 part assemblies either.
I just stated something told to me by an Authorized reseller of Solidworks.
Obviously if there was no difference in the products, there wouldn't be different products. (most of the time)
I say, go for the biggest and most expensive one you can find.
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Devin
tha fact is for less than the price of a fx1000 you can get an fx2000. that was my only point. i always like to have a little more than not enough. i worked for a co. that when first out of the gate put 8-10 gb hd's in the cad puters! let me tell you...your ass was always against that wall! he was afraid you may have an mp3 or 2 stored on there. he learned! i just think it is a hell of a deal, and in the tooling industry you never know when your next job just may be a 10,000,000 pc assy. ;0) thanks for all the comments guys.
Solidworks.
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3d
The FX 1100 runs almost (very close, exceeds in some areas) as fast as the 3000 FX, but it's at half the cost.
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Regards, Scott
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Scott
Scott,
Don't do ya much good if ya don't have a PCI-E slot on the board....
I've read that boards with PCI-E won't have AGP at all, and visa-versa. Hardware conflicts or some such thing.
The slot on the board will drive the type of card.
Regards
Mark
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MM

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