ATI Fire GL V3100 PCI Express vs. NVIDIA mid to low PCI express

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by Aaron, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. Aaron

    Aaron Guest

    I just looked at the SW website for graphic cards.

    My client is looking into getting a new machine and is being steered
    towards the ATI Fire GL V3100 (PCI express). I have a bias against ATI,
    and want to have him purchase a NVIDIA. But I don't see any mid to low
    range NVIDIA PCI Express cards (FX 540/330/1300/1400)listed at the SW
    site. Is there a reason for this? I don't think I'll be able to convince
    him, if they don't list them (and should I?).

    What are opinions about the suggested ATI vs the NVIDIA I listed?

    Aaron R. Friedman
    ARF Designs
    Aaron, Jan 13, 2005
  2. I have been running a Fire GL for some time and like it. The main thing is
    to stay away from the Radeon series.

    Wayne Tiffany, Jan 13, 2005
  3. Aaron

    \\/\\/im Guest

    We have a workstation here with a NVIDIA 1300 PCI Express and it works OK.
    \\/\\/im, Jan 14, 2005
  4. SWX is slow to update the site. I would like to think that they are too busy
    fixing bugs, but I think they are actually too busy working on new features
    that will add even more bugs.
    Most likely the NVIDIA cards will work very well, but if your customer has
    any problems at all, guess who gets blamed. If the ATI card has any
    problems, you can deflect the blame to SWX.

    Jerry Steiger
    Tripod Data Systems
    "take the garbage out, dear"
    Jerry Steiger, Jan 14, 2005
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