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Old 01-19-07, 05:35 AM   #11
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Default Re: 8800GTX vs Quadro FX 4500 performance on large models

Softmodding my 6800GT makes a nice difference in Maya 8.
The main difference Ive noticed is that when selecting a model, it freezes for a second or so before it brings up the highlighted wireframe on smooth shaded surface, this doesnt happen with the softmod running the card as a Quadro.
I assume this is cause the Geforce drivers arent really supposed to do any wireframe rendering or viewport rendering, while the Quadros are targeting this sort of stuff.

I missed out the chance to try a softmod on the 8800 series as I was reviewing them since the Quadro versions arent out yet.
Looking forward to some tests when the softmod shows up, if anyone is up for it.
Q6700, Abit X38 QuadGT, 8Gb (4x 2GB) OCZ Reaper DDR2 1066MHz, Gainward GTX 285 1Gb, X-Fi XtremeMusic
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