[geeks] Linux GL note, may be of interest to Andrew
Sridhar the POWERful
vance at ikickass.org
Mon Apr 8 20:05:06 CDT 2002
On Mon, 8 Apr 2002, Shawn Wallbridge wrote:
> We have a couple Oxygen GVX1 Pro's here and we were not impressed. Everyone
> liked the GeForce2 Ultra better. I actually have one sitting on my desk
> doing nothing.
That's because the GVX1 Pro is useless.
> The main thing was the drivers. We had all kinds of display corruption
> problems. I am pretty sure it was because we were running them on Dual
> Athlon machines ( = via chipset), but we don't have any high end machines
> with Intel chipsets.
That might have something to do with it, but it might also have to do with
the fact that the GVX1 Pro is useless.
> On Mon, 8 Apr 2002, Joshua D Boyd wrote:
> > Interesting linux OpenGL tidbit. From the Maya site, Maya runs best on
> > ATI FireGL 2 and 4 cards. Now the SGI linux machines, not the fancy HPs
> > with the HP Xserver, but the FireGL 2s and 4s with XFree. Plus the
> > apparently support workstation features like overlay planes. Sweet. I
> > what these cards cost, and if they are more stable than my nvidea card.
> I might be wrong, but if memory serves, these cards are between $1000 and
> $2000. They will be easily faster than a GeForce, and a bit faster than a
> Quadro. They will be slower than a GLoria, or one of the faster Oxygens,
> or any of the newer Wildcats.
> Peace... Sridhar
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