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HelicopterComputer Flight SimulatorsOther › PNY NVIDIA QUADRO NVS 50 AGP 8X 64MB DDR for XTR???
05-02-2005 06:17 PM  12 years agoPost 1
iskoos

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I found this for around $80.00
Is this enough to run XTR?
I am not trying to go for the highest resolution; just trying to get rid off the lowest resolution, which I have to use right now.

any comments appreciated

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05-04-2005 06:01 AM  12 years agoPost 2
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It should run it, but a Radeon 9200 SE: 128MB should be dirt cheap right now, will be a lot better and cheaper than the card you listed.

$69

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/prod...duct_id=3371498

This the one I use and it is great

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05-04-2005 06:10 AM  12 years agoPost 3
zoom

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05-04-2005 01:15 PM  12 years agoPost 4
iskoos

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Thanks zoom

The second one sounds really sweet for being just 37 bucks. However, I won't be able to use it because I don't have AGP slot in my computer.

The other one looks just fine though. I wouldn' think you could get 128MB video card for that price.

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05-04-2005 02:38 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Paul Hinz

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If you don't have a AGP slot then the card you list in the topic won't work because it's a AGP card.

Paul

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05-04-2005 03:22 PM  12 years agoPost 6
iskoos

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That's right but they have the PCI version of it as well. When I posted that I was primarily seeking opinion on the card. So I didn't pay attention to the interface.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_14605.html

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05-04-2005 06:44 PM  12 years agoPost 7
zoom

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which motherboard do you have?

I thought all boards came with AGP slots these days.

Just check http://www.pricewatch.com

They will have everything known to man to suite your needs.

I think you get more for your money when you buy ATI Radeon cards over Nvidia in my experience.

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05-05-2005 03:43 AM  12 years agoPost 8
iskoos

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unfortunately NOT ALL of them.
Mine is Dell Dimension 2350 and it doesn't have. I believe all dimesion series (to dimension 3000) do not come with AGP slot.I may be wrong thoug but mine doesn't have.

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05-07-2005 03:34 AM  12 years agoPost 9
pariah

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The thing to remember about the Quadro is that it's a "Pro-grade card".

The details are unimportant for even hardcore gamers. Except that it costs quite a bit more than a 'consumer grade' card.

But, the Quadro will almost assuredly run XTR slower than a GeForce of its same generation; speed isn't the reason you get a Quadro instead of a GeForce.


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05-10-2005 04:14 PM  12 years agoPost 10
dCypher

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Pariah is correct. A Quadro actually has slower performance than the equivilent non-quadro card. It's intended for application performance (Autocad, 3dsMax, etc) and not geared at gaming (simulators are considered games), or fps demanding applications at all.

I would highly recommend against any casual user purchasing a Quadro. It will cost more than you should pay and not perform as well.

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05-10-2005 07:07 PM  12 years agoPost 11
zoom

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Here is an XTR vid that I made.

Video:
http://www.rc-groups.com/gallery/zi...Zoom_MPEG-1.wmv

I had to reduce the quality from 2GB down to 6mb, but the Radeon 9200 SE rocks to be such a cheap card. Office Depot may carry the PCI version. If so, it will be well worth the inquiry. I average about 60fps. I transfered the clip into my video camera from the Radeon card into the analog port on the camcorder, then made a digital DVD for that capture. I wish you all could see the full quality.

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05-11-2005 07:19 AM  12 years agoPost 12
Stet

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I have a Quadro 4 980 AGP video card with 128 or of ram and it does not run XTR worth a darn. It runs below 60FPS. It is, or was, a $800 card at one time. Does a great job for what it was designed for which is CAD or 3D animation work.

I also have another computer with a ATI Radeon 9600 video card. It runs XTR at 160 FPS which in my book is perfectly good. This is just over $100. Run your card in the "native resolution" of the monitor for best results.

Get a gaming card with 128M of ram and you should be fine.

If your PC does not have an AGP slot, may be a good time to upgrade. With all the PCI express stuff coming out, it seems the prices on AGP motherboards and video cards are falling fast.

keepin' it real

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