Quoting <20000307114756.J3473 at online.ie>
by "John P. Looney" <jplooney-ilug at online.ie>:
> You would be surprised. Though I've not looked lately, two years
> ago, the high-end 3D cards Sun were shipping we marketed as "Faster
> than anything SGI has", and were £7000. they were twice as fast as a
> VoodooII in SLI mode.
> They just charge outragous prices for them, and hope for the best.
Thing about Sun's existing 3D cards is, they're not very fast at
texture-mapped stuff, so if your 3D application is Quake, they're
crap. A GeForce, of course, is good at texture-mapped stuff, because
its 3D application is Quake. Allegedly they're better than
similarly-priced SGI kit at the shaded polygon CAD stuff they're
actually used for in real life.
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