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. 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. Publications CGW Volume: George Maestri , a contributing editor, is president of Rubberbug, a Los Angeles-based animation studio specializing in character animation. The card ran great. Viewperf scores were good:
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Performance is always the big issue with graphics cards, and the Wildcat VP is no slouch. 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.
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For those using 3ds max, the software includes wildca drivers for 3ds max 4. George Maestria contributing editor, is president of Rubberbug, a Los Angeles-based animation studio specializing in character animation. This is a must for those using multiple displays, as it allows you to control the size wldcat each display and how windows will appear on them. The VP has four pixel pipelines and 87 process eight textures per pass. The card turned in a 3ds max score of The new set seems to have relieved my earlier concerns, and it now comes with 3Dlabs’ Acuity window manager.
These processors can handle anything from antialiasing pixels to calculating high-order surfaces to performing such esoteric tasks as wavelet compression and photoreal rendering.
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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. 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. Viewperf scores were good: Although the Quadro4 and FireGL feature pixel shaders, these are programmable only up to a point.
Keep up with latest news. Overall, this card is a solid performer. I tested the card on a dual 1. These small processors can also be split up and used for different tasks, and they can off-load tasks normally completed by the CPU.
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Publications CGW Volume: The Wildcat VP comes in four models. Still, I did notice on the Maya Web site that the card is specifically listed as not supported.
The Wildcat VP is a terrific choice for anyone wanting a workstation class graphics card at a reasonable price. This is undoubtedly where professional 3D graphics is headed, as it allows rendering times to be cut significantly.
By clicking the “Subcribe” 3dlqbs, you agree to wildcqt up for the CGW Magazine e-newsletter, as well as to receive third-party promotions from our partners. 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.
Some years ago, 3Dlabs took over Intergraph’s Wildcat business. As for compatibility, 3Dlabs supports a huge list of 3D software. I received the card when it was released last fall, but encountered problems with the first set of drivers. 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. There is also a connector for 3D shutter glasses. The 3dalbs 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 graphics card.
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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. The card is also the first to support virtual memory, delivering up to 16gb of addressable space.
The card is sparsely populated with chips and has the requisite heatsink to cool the visual processing unit VPU.
This compares favorably to Nvidia’s Quadro4 cards, and places the VP cp the front of the pack in terms of performance. The card ran great. The multiprocessor architecture is unique among graphics cards and offers many possibilities for expansion and customization. I had no problems, but Maya users should certainly double-check before purchasing this card.