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Professional 3D Accelerators Roundup (LightWave 7):
May 2002

Part 4: Quality tests

In this part we will look at quality. I think I should make no comments. Find the differences yourselves. :)

Quadro2 MXR

Screenshots with textures:

Wireframe mode:

Quadro2 PRO

Screenshots with textures:

Wireframe mode:

Quadro DCC

Screenshots with textures:

Wireframe mode:

Quadro4 900XGL and 750XGL

There are no differences in quality between these two cards. Screenshots with textures:

Wireframe mode:

FireGL 2

Screenshots with textures:

Wireframe mode:

FireGL 8800

Screenshots with textures:

Wireframe mode:

WildCat2 5000

Screenshots with textures:

Wireframe mode:

All the cards show excellent quality. There are no artifacts or anything unexpected.

Well, in general it is difficult to mark out a leader. The load on the video system is not great. Nevertheless, I must say that the old FireGL 2 card sometimes works better than the modern accelerators. Undoubtedly, the latest models from NVIDIA, Quadro 4, work also excellently with this packet. But the FireGL8800 from ATI copes with its task well as well, but for the problem of resolution. The WildCat2 5000 from 3DLabs is on the same level as its professional brothers. I just wish it had more memory. The LightWave packet depends mostly on a processor and a platform than on a video card.

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