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Stuart Gray

VW & Graphics Card?

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We are just about to upgrade our 3 office pc's. All run Windows XP Professional and we are going for 3.2Ghz Pentium 4's, 1 GB RAM...On the graphics side most of what we do in VW is in 2D, although one of our machines does have Renderworks 2. Do we need say a 256MB dedicated graphics card, or would a decent 128MB one be sufficient. I'm not sure how VW treats everyday 2D work?

Also we would like to go for 19" TFT Digital Monitors, does anyone use these? I know the resolution isn't as good as CRT ones, but is it ok for VW?

Any comments / advice would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance

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the VRam for a video card is where it stores

each pixels value. 32M is more than enough

for a full color 19 monitor. Having more VRAM

allows games to store frames within the card

for faster frame rates during animation. I do

not think VW uses this technology and so I would

say you are not going to notice any different between

the 2 cards when using VW. The other part of this

is the speed of the processor on the card. If you

can get one that has a faster processor then you

will notice an improvement.



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Thanks for the reply Patrick. I thought that was the case and that only Rendering / 3D were heavy on graphics card. Think I'll go for the 128MB one with the faster processor then, still worls out less expensive

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