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Does any body have any experiences, good or bad with Radeon gameing cards
such as the 9600 & 9800 pro.
I can get either of these cards fairly cheaply for a new computer i
am building and want a card that will do most things well enough.I dont
really want a specialist cad card.
The Solidworks site gives these cards a "red mark"  useing winxp but doesnt
really say
if they are seriously bad for SW,or have just minor annoyance issues.
Thanks in advance.


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Reply Robert 12/14/2003 1:50:57 AM

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"Robert R" <rrtk@clear.net> wrote in message
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> Does any body have any experiences, good or bad with Radeon gameing cards
> such as the 9600 & 9800 pro.
> I can get either of these cards fairly cheaply for a new computer i
> am building and want a card that will do most things well enough.I dont
> really want a specialist cad card.
> The Solidworks site gives these cards a "red mark"  useing winxp but
doesnt
> really say
> if they are seriously bad for SW,or have just minor annoyance issues.
> Thanks in advance.
>
>

Red means serious problems, don't use these cards.

Richard


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Reply Richard 12/14/2003 2:03:50 AM

On Sun, 14 Dec 2003 14:50:57 +1300, "Robert R" <rrtk@clear.net> wrote:

>Does any body have any experiences, good or bad with Radeon gameing cards
>such as the 9600 & 9800 pro.
>I can get either of these cards fairly cheaply for a new computer i
>am building and want a card that will do most things well enough.I dont
>really want a specialist cad card.
>The Solidworks site gives these cards a "red mark"  useing winxp but doesnt
>really say
>if they are seriously bad for SW,or have just minor annoyance issues.
>Thanks in advance.
>

Hi,

I had a Radeon 9800 Pro 128meg, and had nothing but problems
in Solidworks, for all other multimedia and games that card was
exceptional, but when using "real" OpenGL application nothing
would work right, I got myself a Leadtek GeForce FX5900 256mb
all was pretty good when I installed it, but now with RivaTuner I have
a Quadro FX3000.. and this rocks..

Regards,

Louis.


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Reply Louis 12/14/2003 7:15:49 PM

I am using the beta CAT3.10 drivers released to fix some issues with the
Call of Duty game at home on my Radeon 9600pro and the disappearing
dimensions are gone.  That was my main issue with the old drivers.  Looks
like there still my be a limit on how many windows you can have open but I
have that problem at work too sometimes with a FireGL card (older 8700 so
different chipset)  It does seem as if the Nvidia cards are the way to go
for Solidworks at the time being.  New workstations at work will be Quadro
based instead of FireGL cards.

Don
"Robert R" <rrtk@clear.net> wrote in message
news:WlPCb.12863$ws.1247705@news02.tsnz.net...
> Does any body have any experiences, good or bad with Radeon gameing cards
> such as the 9600 & 9800 pro.
> I can get either of these cards fairly cheaply for a new computer i
> am building and want a card that will do most things well enough.I dont
> really want a specialist cad card.
> The Solidworks site gives these cards a "red mark"  useing winxp but
doesnt
> really say
> if they are seriously bad for SW,or have just minor annoyance issues.
> Thanks in advance.
>
>


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Reply Don 12/14/2003 11:52:25 PM

Robert,

For a few years I've been reading all these wonderful reviews about these
ATI (Radeon's and Fire) cards versus Nvidia and others.  The normal
experience that myself and a number of my friends that use SolidWorks is
that these cards just don't work well with SolidWorks.  Slow performance, to
many minor annoyances, and so on.  To me it seems like the drivers are never
quite right. I would suggest that these cards be used for graphics apps,
multimedia and games.  Nvidia Quadro 4' XGL series and Quadro FX's seem to
be the way to go.  I personally think the Quadro FX500, FX1000, and FX2000
are as good as it gets for SolidWorks. In addition now they have recently
added the FX1100 and the FX3000 to the FX line.

Adding one of the above Nvidia cards to a motherboard that has an AMD
processor (Athlon or 64) and the Nvidia nforce motherboard chipset is I
think a very good overall system.


"Robert R" <rrtk@clear.net> wrote in message
news:WlPCb.12863$ws.1247705@news02.tsnz.net...
> Does any body have any experiences, good or bad with Radeon gameing cards
> such as the 9600 & 9800 pro.
> I can get either of these cards fairly cheaply for a new computer i
> am building and want a card that will do most things well enough.I dont
> really want a specialist cad card.
> The Solidworks site gives these cards a "red mark"  useing winxp but
doesnt
> really say
> if they are seriously bad for SW,or have just minor annoyance issues.
> Thanks in advance.
>
>


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Reply Dave 12/15/2003 12:36:04 AM

i have a duel monitor system at work. a 3dlabs card apg and a radeon
pci. my radeon will not work with solidwork. not even if i set it as
my main graphics card.


Louis Raymond <goglu312@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<7idptv00d24gjkd4c66heddm919nhh84u5@4ax.com>...
> On Sun, 14 Dec 2003 14:50:57 +1300, "Robert R" <rrtk@clear.net> wrote:
> 
> >Does any body have any experiences, good or bad with Radeon gameing cards
> >such as the 9600 & 9800 pro.
> >I can get either of these cards fairly cheaply for a new computer i
> >am building and want a card that will do most things well enough.I dont
> >really want a specialist cad card.
> >The Solidworks site gives these cards a "red mark"  useing winxp but doesnt
> >really say
> >if they are seriously bad for SW,or have just minor annoyance issues.
> >Thanks in advance.
> >
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I had a Radeon 9800 Pro 128meg, and had nothing but problems
> in Solidworks, for all other multimedia and games that card was
> exceptional, but when using "real" OpenGL application nothing
> would work right, I got myself a Leadtek GeForce FX5900 256mb
> all was pretty good when I installed it, but now with RivaTuner I have
> a Quadro FX3000.. and this rocks..
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Louis.
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Reply sldprt 12/15/2003 3:13:08 AM

Thanks for the input guys looks like i will be going with Invidia.


Robert


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Reply Robert 12/15/2003 5:47:30 AM
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