Mid-Range Workstation GPU Shootout : FireGL V5600 vs. QuadroFX 1700 vs. FireGL V3600

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OpenGL Effect Benchmarks

Soft Shadows OpenGL Benchmark
Higher Numbers Are Better

Realistic Fur OpenGL Benchmark
Higher Numbers Are Better

Our two OpenGL effects benchmarks run much quicker on ATI hardware, especially the “Fur” benchmark, which runs nearly four times as fast on the FireGL V5600 compared to the QuadroFX 1700 card.  Considering the QuadroFX card is still more expensive, that’s a huge win for ATI.   The numbers are a bit closer in the “Soft Shadows” test, although even here, ATI’s low-end card is besting Nvidia’s mid-range card in performance.

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