I am working with v, sp1 on a Dell Precision workstation, 3. A few things to note when doing 3D: If you are going to fly by the seat of your pants, expect friction burns. To answer the question as to why A wire connector delivers two power feeds from the parent system.

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AMD’s ATI FireGL Graphics Cards (Cadalyst Labs Review)

In designing this lower-priced card, ATI retained the full complement of six vertex pipelines found in its higher-end cards, so it should perform well with CAD applications. If you are going to do a lot of 3D stuff, i would go to a 64 bit platform and get G ram. Entire site Article Author Event News. Edward Goldberg AutoCAD and related products offer some great rendering capabilities, but you might need a new graphics card to use them Autodesk’s introduction this spring of AutoCAD and related software brought with it new visualization capabilities.

The FireGL’s single-chip architecture is touted by ATI as having fewer failure points and shorter physical connections, thus minimizing the time and distance between data requests and delivery to maximize reliable performance.

First Look: ATI FIREGL V7100

Cadalyst Labs Graphics card comparison. In addition to the single OpenGL and Direct3D tests, I also ran side-by-side sessions of C to make use of the additional microprocessor core.


The V supports 8-,and bit per pixel color component output and offers hardware-accelerated Firwgl 10 and OpenGL 2. The file size of the files range from at Mb to 60 Mb. The ATI FireGL V should prove to be a popular mid-range graphics card, as it offers an excellent set of features at a modest price. See the chart at left to see how this card stacks up against others we’ve reviewed recently. AutoCAD crashes when using the favorites A few things to note when doing 3D: This is referred to as the “Gooch” shader.

I was, however, able to complete all other benchmark tests.

Entire site Article Author Event News. Ron LaFon, a contributing editor for Cadalyst, is a writer, editor and computer graphics and electronic publishing specialist from Atlanta, Georgia.

First Look: ATI FIREGL V | Cadalyst

A wire connector delivers two power feeds from the parent system. Follow Lynn on Twitter. Follow Lynn on Twitter. Which Video Cards Are Approved? HardwareManagementReviews.

Are you running Vista or XP? With the native OpenGL drivers, the V produced at C total index score of ; with the Direct3D drivers, I got a score ofwhich was a good jump in performance. I am working with v, sp1 on a Dell Precision workstation, 3.


Some say beauty is in the eye of the Beholder In short ACAD doesn not manage memory well. We’ll take a look at it soon. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited. The optimizations for AutoCAD weren’t yet part of the provided driver. Please send any technical comments or questions to our webmaster. John B “You can’t convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it’s based on a deep-seated need to believe.

For the first part of the benchmark tests, I ran the new Cadalyst C benchmark available at www. In her easy-to-follow, friendly style, long-time Cadalyst contributing editor Lynn Allen guides you through a new feature or time-saving trick in every episode of her popular AutoCAD Video Tips.

When working with 3D solid drawing with the visual style set to realistic, I can only work on the drawings for so long before AutoCAD crashes.