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

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3D Studio Max 2008 and Maya 8.5



OpenGL Modeling / Texturing Performance
Lower Times Are Better



 

OpenGL Modeling / Texturing Performance
Lower Times Are Better





Surprisingly, we don’t see that much variance in these two high-end OpenGL applications between our ultra high-end cards and the mid-range / budget cards. 3D Studio Max shows a much larger degree of change between the cards, Maya shows nearly none. In 3D Studio Max 2008, we see the QuadroFX 1700 delivering the fastest benchmark times of the three cards we’re testing today, edging out the V5600 by a small margin.   If you’ll also notice, the $699 QuadroFX 1700 card is also besting the $2,999 FireGL V8650 card in this particular suite.

The tables turn in our Maya benchmark, which obviously favors ATI hardware.  All of our ATI cards rendered the benchmark suite faster than our two Nvidia cards, even the monster QuadroFX 5600 card. So, if you want a simple answer, if you’re a 3D Studio Max user, go Nvidia.  If you use Maya, go ATI.

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