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Nvidia Quatro FX 570 vs ATI V7200 FireGL

Question asked by 1-9235V8 on Jul 25, 2008
Latest reply on Jul 28, 2008 by 1-6F218O
Hi all,
We are looking to upgrade all of our engineering systems to better graphics cards. The ones we are running currently are just the on board graphics chip. We are looking at the FX570 from Nvidia and the ATI V7200 which are both in the $175-$200 price range. Below are the specs and the ATI looks to be the winner hands down. The only downfall is it doesn't specifically support DirrectX 10. Anyone have experience with these and know why the ATI specs are so much better?


Specifications FOR FX570

RAMDAC: Dual 400 MHz
Fill Rate per Second: 3.68 Billion texels
Vertices per Second: 137 Million
Additional Features: DirectX 10
OpenGL 2.1
Maximum Resolution: 2560 x 1600 (Digital)
2048 x 1536 @ 85Hz (Analog)
Video Memory: 256MB
Memory Type: DDR2
Memory Interface: 128-bit
Memory Bandwidth: 12.8GB/sec.
Interface Type: PCI Express
Interface Speed: x16
Connector(s): Dual DVI (Dual Link)
Dual VGA (w/adapters)
Multiple Monitors Support: Yes

Specifications FOR FIRE-GL V7200

GPU/VPU: FireGL V7200
Fill Rate per Second: 9.66 Billion pixels
Vertices per Second: 1200 Million
Pixel Pipelines: 16
Maximum Resolution: 2560 x 1600 (Digital) - Dual Link DVI
3840 x 2400 (Digital) - Individual Dual Link
Video Memory: 256MB
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Interface: 512-bit
Memory Bandwidth: 41.6GB/sec.
Interface Type: PCI Express
Connector(s): Dual DVI
Multiple Monitors Support: Yes