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whats the performance if used for a home threater system? will inprove my collor/display quality alot?

thats to what i use my comp mostly, i like better image than lots of fps..

so are any good with vivo out there.. i say something around the price of x1950xtx.. ?


i live in uk..
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A fireGL is a workstation GPU. Meant for computer graphics and generation.
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A fireGL is a workstation GPU. Meant for computer graphics and generation.
Yes, FireGL's are not designed for everyday use, you'd spend a lot more money for a product that you'll never use. The specialties of the FireGL's and Quatro's are rendering and other creation-type tasks. While the FireGL would support much higher AA and AF rates than a Radeon, you would never be able to use it in a practical manner.


For your Media Center PC, I'd reccomend a Nvidia card for the PureVideo technology. It currently has much better PC-toTV support than ATI's do. (Not that ATI's quality is bad, just Nvidia tends to be better due to a dedicated conversion chip.)
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Yes, FireGL's are not designed for everyday use, you'd spend a lot more money for a product that you'll never use. The specialties of the FireGL's and Quatro's are rendering and other creation-type tasks.


For your Media Center PC, I'd reccomend a Nvidia card for the PureVideo technology. It currently has much better PC-toTV support than ATI's do. (Not that ATI's quality is bad, just Nvidia tends to be better due to a dedicated conversion chip.)
Isn't the Fire GL series designed to use 64bit vector calculations? In other words, it's for precision 3d modeling?
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You do NOT need a nice graphics card for a home theater system, unless you plan to play games on it.

Basically, if you aren't using some 3d modeling program you won't need a FireGL. 98% of the time you'll just be fine with a radeon. Home theater -> definitely in that 98%. If you won't be playing games on the htpc, just pick up a cheap VIVO card and you should be good...
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