a 15k video card?

Discussion in 'Videocards vs General Purpose - NVIDIA Ageia PhysX' started by a k i, Mar 8, 2003.

  1. GeForce 4 Ti 4600

    GeForce 4 Ti 4600 Master Guru

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    I thought i throw in a curve ball on the subject. check out this pic from a few years ago and sorry for the huge size but i want you all to be able to read the fine print. :D :D :D :D

    this card can smoke any other card it has 425 bungholiomarks!!!
    [​IMG]
     
  2. soopersonic

    soopersonic Ancient Guru

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    Who invents things like that?

    "UGLY heatsinks sold seperatly" <--- LoL
     
  3. Abdul Alhazred

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    HAHAHAHA! :D

    That add is brilliant!
     
  4. IceClimber

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    But this is not for PC!!!What about PIXAR RENDER FARM ->>>3500 CPU`s (64bit)......SUNMICROSYSTEMS.:D
     

  5. soopersonic

    soopersonic Ancient Guru

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    for what is it then o_O
     
  6. boxcrash

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    yeah

    yeah I think 100M vetex/vertices would be aproximatley 2,500,000 Polygons I beleive.

    Renderfarms are actualy what one said, or at least last time I checked with my friend over at Pixar they had 115 Sun Servers in a refrig. room as there renderfarm. It was 115 of these and each one had 64 glueless, 64bit Ultra Sparc 2 or 3, CPu's in them. So 64 X 115.

    Also rendering has nothing to do with video cards, or very little I should say(only used in waht is displayed at the finished, or each frame, which is usually wrote to disk first). These boxes that they use don't even have video cards in them just ram and cpus.

    Though still it took them anywhere from 2 hours to one month to render one frame in Toy Story 2...of course using Pixars RENDERMAN.:D
     
  7. GeForce 4 Ti 4600

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    I dont know about all that pixar stuff but i think that "bitchin'fast 3d 2000" is overall better. like it says in the ad 425 bungholiomarks!!!!! show me another card that has at least 2oo. :D
     
  8. boxcrash

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    yeah......LOL:D ....I like that alot. Its funny and clever.:D

    Bugholio Marks is the best, my GeForce 2 MX 400 64mb Quadro MXR would not even rank, it scored 0.000122 and said it would not rank, "invalid score":D :p
     
  9. GeForce 4 Ti 4600

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    Ya i love that pic. the writing under the logo on bottom right is great! I snatched the pic from some customers computer when i used to work in a pc company repairing pc's. that was back in the days when all those chipsets were popular. i wanna do pc repair again. it was cool seeing what people download and install and crap like that.
     
  10. boxcrash

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    he he he

    '

    Yeah I was a multimedia designer at one time and miss that as well, I loved it got hire to do mostly 3D Animation but ended up doing that and everything else.(along with networking, PC repair, etc.)
    And dang it I miss it, now I do Volkswagen repair........I am a VW Automotive Technician..........ahh, well it pays the bills.:( :)

    Also I remember all those chips sets and still see a few around, man I remember all the 3DFX Vodoo hype, he he he he.
     

  11. GeForce 4 Ti 4600

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    3dfx was da bomb! nvidia bought them out cuz they were gettinbg too good. and glide games always looked better to me than d3d. i still havent found and glide wrapper that worx on my machine to play glide games with my geforce. btw i now suffer working at comcast cable doing semi-crappy work. i got hired to install cablemodems but now do tv crap too and it goddamn sux. im not a cable guy. if i wanted to do that i would apply for that job.
    sorry i had to vent. bad day at work.....again.
     
  12. boxcrash

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    yeah.....

    vent all you want man. I feel the same...or at least the same boat.:D

    Good to have someone that understands for once.:D :)

    yeah the 3DFX cards where pretty good, but I was always a Matrox fan.:p
     
  13. Abdul Alhazred

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    Re: yeah.....

    Get a Parhelia - pretty decent card...
     
  14. boxcrash

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    Re: Re: yeah.....

    Yeah so I heard, but I do all 3D pretty much.
    Max, Maya, XSI, A:M,.........Combustion.

    So I need some 3D power on the card, but mostly I am concerned with viewport performance, so with a fast CPU or 2 and about 1GB or 2 of DDR I think the Parhelia would do fine.:D

    he he he yeah, but at least it still remotely has something to do with computers on a computer level.:D :p
     
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  15. GeForce 4 Ti 4600

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    Re: Re: Re: yeah.....

    Originally posted by boxcrash
    he he he yeah, but at least it still remotely has something to do with computers on a computer level.:D :p

    plugging in digital boxes is not like computer work. its like hooking up vcrs. my signal meter is more like a computer but still not like it. :(
     

  16. Abdul Alhazred

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    Strange studio you work for, I have to say. Never known anyone who didn't at least specialise with one particular software. You must make a pretty penny, I take it, being able to purchase all that stuff...
     
  17. a k i

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    man, i think with that system the Parhelia would be like a bottleneck
     
  18. Abdul Alhazred

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    That, for one...

    On the other hand, I don't see what the gentleman in case means by "viewport performance". Considering the limitations of the real-time shaders used in 3D Software, I don't see what the big deal is. Pretty much a GeForce2 can give you good results. No one _really needs_ anymore for 3D work, particularly if we are talking about photo-realistic renderings (i.e. using outside renderers and not hardware shaders).
    Of course the software runs better with newer, more powerful cards. But you have to be a serious modeller to really need that kind of power - most people don't reach the 1 million poly load that quickly...

    Nonetheless, I have the feeling the gentleman in case will have no financial difficulties upgrading the hardware, at the very least. Considering that the mentioned software (and I have a feeling that's not all he's got) stacks up to roughly 30,000 $ right there...
     
  19. boxcrash

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    well......

    I no longer work for that studio and have not for some time. But I would like to get back into it and only run Max and A:M now.

    What I mean by viewport performance is..........

    lets say I have a 50K poly character and I want to see him in shaded and textured and be able to 360* rotate around the viewport without any lag .(of course ram and cpu influences this alot)

    Also animation playback in shaded at realtime would be nice, but now you are talking about some highend Wildcat multi Glint there. :)

    price, with the exception of the Highend 5k wildcat cards, is not much of an issue.

    Also most studios now-a-days uses multiple software....
    ie Lucas- XSI, Maya,Houdini, Renderman, and other pripriotaire software.

    ie Pixar- Men-V, Renderman, Maya, etc.(even though they do not admit it much, mostly modeling dept.)
     
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    I realize i'm the n00b here, but are the facts/figures correct??? Here's why i question you...


    Uncompressed DVD Quality
    720x576@32bit color @ 24fps = 39,813,120MBytes/sec (39MB)

    01 minutes = 2,388,787,200 (2.3GBytes)
    40 minutes = 95,551,488,000 (95.5GBytes)


    or even a lower resolution....


    Uncompressed Crappy Video
    352x288@32bit color @ 24fps = 9,732,096MBytes/sec (9.7MB)

    01 minutes = 583,925,760 (583.9MBytes)
    40 minutes = 23,357,030,400 (23.3GBytes)



    i'm not sure you'd spend $$$ on a card with 2GB if you had to render at less than 352x288 :p
     

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