I tested the card on a dual 1. This is a must for those using multiple displays, as it allows you to control the size of each display and how windows will appear on them. I had no problems, but Maya users should certainly double-check before purchasing this card. Although the Quadro4 and FireGL feature pixel shaders, these are programmable only up to a point. By clicking the “Subcribe” button, you agree to sign up for the CGW Magazine e-newsletter, as well as to receive third-party promotions from our partners.
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I received the card when it was released last fall, but encountered problems with the first set of drivers. The P10 VPU is fully programmable and supports such advanced features as automatic parallelization of applications to put processing power where it’s needed most.
Over the course of a week, I tested the software against 3ds max and a number of other applications, including After Effects, Photoshop, and Maya. Some years ago, 3Dlabs took over Intergraph’s Wildcat business.
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Publications CGW Volume: The Wildcat VP is a terrific choice for anyone wanting a workstation class graphics card at a reasonable price. By clicking the “Subcribe” button, you agree to sign up for the CGW Magazine e-newsletter, as well as to receive third-party promotions from our partners.
Performance is always the big issue with graphics cards, and the Wildcat VP is no slouch.
As for compatibility, 3Dlabs supports a huge list of 3D software. I tested the card on a dual 1. The new 3dlaba seems to have relieved my earlier concerns, and it now comes with 3Dlabs’ Acuity window manager.
This compares favorably to Nvidia’s Quadro4 eildcat, and places the VP near the front of the pack in terms of performance. The card ran great. In real-world tests using Maya, I found the card to be as fast or faster than the Quadro4 XGL, which costs several hundred dollars more.
These small processors can also be split up and used for different tasks, and they can off-load tasks normally completed by the CPU. The Wildcat VP has over of these processors on a single chip, which allows the card to parallel-process image information, theoretically making it much smoother and more responsive than a typical wildcwt card.
Viewperf scores were good: There is also a connector for 3D shutter glasses. To complement its higher-end cards and build upon the Wildcat name, the company has introduced a line of mid-range cards called Wildcat VP.
The card is also the first to support virtual memory, delivering up to 16gb of addressable space. 3dlabw, this card is a solid performer. This is a must for those using multiple displays, as it allows you to control the size of each display and how windows will appear on them. The Wildcat VP comes in four models. I had no problems, but Maya users should certainly double-check before purchasing this card. The card vp8770 in a 3ds max score of The Wildcat VP was designed as a workstation card first, but may be of interest to gamers as well, as it supports both OpenGL 2.
Still, I did notice on the Maya Web site that the card is specifically listed as vl870 supported. These boards are aimed directly at Nvidia’s high-end models, both in price and performance, and they are certainly heating up this segment of the workstation card market.
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The card is sparsely populated with chips and has the requisite heatsink to cool the visual processing unit VPU. George Maestria contributing editor, is president of Rubberbug, a Los Angeles-based animation studio specializing in character animation.
Although the Quadro4 and FireGL feature pixel shaders, these are programmable only up to a point. This is undoubtedly where professional 3D graphics is headed, as it allows rendering times to be cut significantly. These processors can handle anything from antialiasing pixels to calculating high-order surfaces to performing such esoteric tasks as wavelet compression and photoreal rendering.
For those using 3ds max, the software includes custom drivers for 3ds max 4. The Wildcat VP cards come in four models and are aimed directly at Nvidia’s high-end boards, both in terms of price and performance.