[PD] video card accelerator for PD-Gem

Mark Danks mdanks at Stormfront.com
Tue May 1 19:23:06 CEST 2001

  The current recommendation I have is one of the new nVidia GeForce cards
(preferably the GeForce3).  If you can use AGP, there is a big performance
win.  Running OpenGL (the rendering library) under software will never be
acceptable.  If you get a video card which has hardware accelerated
rendering (and various models can be picked up for as low as $50...although
you get what you pay for), then GEM should run very quickly and slowly, even
with thousands of polygons per frame.

Later, Mark

= mdanks at stormfront.com
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= http://www.danks.org/mark

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r.climent [mailto:r.climent at qub.ac.uk]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 9:15 AM
> To: pd-list
> Subject: [PD] video card accelerator for PD-Gem
> Dear List,
> Would you recommend / share your experience,  using a PCI 
> video card to
> accelerate PD / Gem + W98 to render images in realtime?
> Standard SVGA card on a PC seems to be too slow for the 
> needse even running
> some of the most clever Gem examples in Mark's distribution.
> Midi is controlled by a  Control Freak multislider device by 
> Kenton and the
> PC can be two different 'fast-enough' Pentium III such as 
> DELL or Siemens.
> No audio is required. It runs in a different computer.
> I appreciate any help.
> Best
> Ricardo Climent

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