[rescue] Elite3D Question

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
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
market suicide.

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