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I'm building my roomate a new computer, and since we are engineers we need computers that are good for doing 3d solid modeling. before I got my 6800GS, and had a 9800pro, pro/engineer would not run good. I read that it was because it was based on open GL 1.5 (can anyone back this up). so I got a 6800GS and it works fine now. now for my roomates computer, I wanted to get something with 16 pipes and the 6800 and 7800 nvidia cards seem to be too expensive for his buget. I saw that x850xt was only $168 and has open GL 2. do you think this card can run 3d solid modeling applications well?
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The later ATI drivers seem to be sorting out the GL problems, not sure if they are just doing it for particular games to keep up with the competition.
When doing 3d modeling your computers really would enjoy at least 2 gig of ram even more. My mate is a toolmaker and is heavily involved in 3d modeling and swears by having heaps of ram, all the rigs at his work have 4 x 1 gig sticks and he is running 3 x 1 gig sticks at his home. He seems to get by with a generic old vid card and the ram pulls him through.
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get an nvidia Quadro if you can. much better then anything ATi has IMO.
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thanks for the quick responses guys

more memory is often needed when doing large assemblies of parts, which I dont usually get into. If you work in a company where you do have large assemblies, then yes 4gb may be necessary.

any more imput?
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