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Rendering

by clockworkdesigns / September 17, 2005 10:11 PM PDT

Hey guys, i have a Gigabyte Radeon 128Mb 9200se, and a ATI Radeon 256Mb 9600XT, and i was just want to know which is the better card and which one renders faster because i use 3d modelling applications like Poser and 3ds max and i dont like sitting while it renders. PLease tell me which one is faster at rendering. Thanks for your help

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(NT) (NT) the 9600xt of course
by nerdyboy1234 / September 18, 2005 3:21 AM PDT
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Yeah thats what i thought
by clockworkdesigns / September 18, 2005 10:15 AM PDT
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I thought that too, but when i stuck it in and render the same file i cant really tell the difference in hte rendering speed.

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It's not just the GPU
by Mr Darcy / September 18, 2005 9:47 PM PDT

A lot depends on your system as a whole.
If you have an older machine with a relatively slow processor that will cause a bottleneck in your rendering. Saying that, it would HAVE to be slow for a 9200 to outpace it...

Also, when working with stuff like this, the more RAM you have, the better.

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System
by clockworkdesigns / September 19, 2005 10:14 AM PDT
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I am running a AMD XP 2200+, with 512 ddr ram, that help?

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Video Memory
by Mr Darcy / September 20, 2005 1:58 AM PDT
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The memory is used to give colour depth and resolution. Actually, only a bit is needed for quite high resolutions and 32 bit colour.

Manufacturers make a big song and dance about lots of video ram and it IS useful. It is very fast and lets the card work with big textures in games without using the slower system ram. It also lets the card work with big textures when rendering objects, so yes, more memory is useful for you.

CPU and ram also play a big part. Obviously, the more processing cycles you can throw at a render, the faster it will go and the more system ram you have, the less chance of paging to hard disk when the system runs out of ram (it will happen, 3D rendering is VERY system intensive)

There are also dedicated cards optimised for things like autocad but most of these are getting on a bit now.

Bottom line. See if you can find a 3200+ Athlon chip. Then buy another 512 mb of ram and try your system. You will be suprised how lively it becomes. If you still want more, THEN go for something like the Parhelia. Without going 64bit and basically building a new PC that is about as high as you could go. Good Luck.

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Thanks
by clockworkdesigns / September 20, 2005 1:22 PM PDT
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Thanks a lot
that information very helpful.
Bye

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