[rescue] Elite3D Question
Charles Shannon Hendrix
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Mon Jan 19 14:21:25 CST 2004
Fri, 16 Jan 2004 @ 09:04 -0800, Janet L. Campbell said:
> On Fri, 16 Jan 2004, Eric Dittman wrote:
> > My Elite3D is definitely dead. I need to replace it but I can't
> > remember if the Elite3D or Creator3D is better (my memory says
> > Elite3D). If the Elite3D is better, is there any real advantage
> > to the M6 over the M3?
> The Creator3D supports higher resolutions, the Elite3D tops out at
> 1280x1024. The Elite seems to be a bit faster at 2D operations, and is
> much faster for OpenGL (until you start using textures, anyways, it's
> really designed as a CAD card). The m6 has twice as many geometry engines
> as the m3 and correspondingly higher OpenGL performance for the
> appropriate operations.
Does the m6 handle textures OK?
I hate how in the Sun and SGI world it seems like you must pick between
2D, 3D solid, or 3D textured. You can't have all three with a lot of
In the PC world, building card that only does one of those well would be
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