One of the last of a breed? I send it back, and I’m looking for an other card. Simulation is being used for lawsuits in court, treating schizophrenia, use in middle school education As the ATI part isn’t positioned as an ultra high end workstation solution, we’ll be focusing more on price performance. To test the FireGL X board, we installed it in a 3. Anti-aliased points and lines – Lines and points are smoothed as they’re drawn in wireframe mode.

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The hierarchical z engine looks at tiles of pixels in the case of the FireGL 16×16 blocksand if the entire block is occluded, up to pixels can be eliminated in one x32-56.

Covering All the Bases – ATI FireGL V Series and X 3D Graphics Boards – Digital Engineering

Its higher power consumption meansthat the V requires the use of a 6-pin 12V power cable. Even 3Dlabs was unable to give me the necessary support and do not answer anymore!

Graphics performancecomes close to that of the V, delivering million vertices persecond. Simulation is being used for lawsuits in court, treating schizophrenia, use in middle school education But the V also supports dual link for ultra-high resolution9-megapixel displays, providing a maximum resolution of 3 when ciregl to a single ultra-high-resolution display.

Undoubtedly, the FireGL line also features a different memory management setup and driver development focuses more heavily on OpenGL and stability.

ATI FireGL X Specs | TechPowerUp GPU Database

This is what the hardware ends up looking like: Since then, computercompanies have shipped new systems based on PCI Express and graphicscard manufacturers have released a myriad of new hardware designed forthe new bus architecture.


To further aid comparison, we retestedall of the accelerators using the wti version 8.

Log in Don’t have an account? This obviously indicates that 2 of the geometry engines don’t handle full DX9 functionality. In terms of pricefor performance, ATI Technologies appears to have the edge, deliveringsomewhat better benchmark results for slightly less money across itsentire product line.

New ciregl manufacturing systems for volume production with repeatable results. Two-sided lighting – In the fixed function pipeline, enabling two-sided lighting allows hardware lights to illuminate both sides of an object. Using the main monitor for images analyses quality control and the slave monitor for tools, I was unable to have a stable image at by pixels.

I just had a bad experience with the Realizm ! The FireGL can only support between and shader instructions depending on the conditions, and uses fp24 for processing.

ATI Technologies ATI FireGL X3-256 (100505097) 256 MB GDDR3 SDRAM AGP 4x/8x Graphics adapter

As soon I reduced the resolution from the main monitor to bywas everything stable, but that’s not what I want, I need the maximum resolution on the main monitor. David Cohn is a computer consultant and technical writer based inBellingham, Washington, and has been benchmarking PCs since This is much higher quality and faster than FSAA when used for wireframe graphics, and is of the utmost importance to designers who use workstations for wireframe manipulation the majority of the 3D workstation market.


On ATI hardware, data out of setup is tiled into those 16×16 blocks for the hierarchical z pass.

The VPU is similar, with 6 geometry engines and 12 pixelpipelines. After hearing for years about a new PC graphics hardware standard, thePCI Express bus was finally announced last summer.

Riregl those looking for a relatively affordable high-end AGP-basedgraphics accelerator for an existing system, the FireGL X may justfit the bill see Figure 5, below.

What are exactly the several resolutions possible with the FireGL X3 using 2 monitors? I wonder if the FireGL X3-2256 will do the job? Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.

The overall flow of data is very similar to the Quadro, except, of course, that agi ATI part runs with 12 pixel pipelines rather than While the board offers two videoconnectors, to reduce cost it provides a single digital DVI connectorand an analog VGA connector. It pumps out million triangles and 5.

ATI FireGL X3-256

The highest accuracy framebuffer that the FireGL X supports is a bit integer format, which is good enough for many applications today. TheX requires the use of a 4-pin power cable, typical forhigher-powered AGP accelerators. The V also offers astereo 3D connector. Send your feedback about thisarticle through e-mail by firsgl here.