who has super pc?

Would you guys/gals tell us what kind/brand/or Powered up PC you are using?
I’m curios who has the most powerful PC with the most fast graphic card
in their computer.

I’ve got a PII with a 400Mhz CPU and nVidia TNT, man.

why graphic card?

Some good renderers use CPU to calculate instead of graphic cards… the free POVRAY(my first and dear raytracer) is a fine example.

because the graphic card makes things move faster and show up
details on texture render, quick render and light and reflection render
CPU itself without a good card will just crush very often.

dual p4 2.4ghz
1g ram
nvidia quadro fx 1000

dell 2.6ghz p4, 1gb ram, ati fireGL 1 - 128Mb

works pretty good for 3d work and games too javascript:emoticon(‘:P’)

All renderers use the CPU, not the graphics card (GPU.)
Graphics cards are for realtime manipulation and evaluation. (3D wireframe & quickshade.)

Rhino is a rare example of a 3D app designed for realtime via CPU rather than GPU, but that’s only because they were targeting the low-end market in their first versions.

As for PC’s, mine is homebuilt but I’m lagging performance-wise w/a GeForce3 and AMD XP. Storage is where it’s at: I’m at about 750Gb.

Dell Xeon 650 workstation
2.66GHz, 1GB RAM
Also the nvidia quadro fx 1000.

<Bryan, I like your dog toys. Very simple and cool>

AMD 2600+
512Mb RAM
Ati 9600 Pro

you should see the way this baby runs autostudio and wildfire 2

Price $666.66?
:smiling_imp: :open_mouth: :unamused:

This was my baby:

IBM PCjr. 1983
Cartridge Basic and a wireless keyboard and a floppy to boot DOS. Sweet.

I don’t think they ship Autostudio in cartridge though…

I recently got an HP pavilion zd 7000 17inch (laptop)
Great buy for the price ($1200). I got the base unit with few upgrades. Recent college grad with not a lot of disposible income.
Running Alias 10 with little to no problems.
Also for a PC it has better style than most (thanks Teague).
The graphics card is not listed by alias as an excepted card but I have been running some heavey modeling and rendering with no problem. My laptop actually performs better than my comp at work? go figure.

So if you are looking to get a new computer I have been very happy with mine.

Just a thought.

I am getting a new Alienware Aurora that is all tricked out. Bye, bye IBM ZPro :slight_smile:

Timf, what’s the specs? and how’s it run (if you have it now)?

i got two pissy HP duel 3.6xeon 4gb DDR2 ram Nvida FX GFX workstations sat next to me at work…shame theres no doom 3 installed!

wolfman, which graphic card? isnt there a 500 and 1000 or 1100? talking Quadro right?


Nope my alienware PC has not arrived yet. They seem to be taking there time. I gave them a break as they are in Florida, and had to deal with hurricanes but this is getting ridiculous. As far as specs they are:


Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support with Onsite Service
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional with Service Pack 2
Desktop Enhancements: Exclusive AlienGUIse Theme Manager
Chassis: Alienware® Full-Tower Case (480-Watt PS) - Martian Red
Cable Management: Alienware® Cable Management System
Power Supply: Alienware® 480 Watt Power Supply
Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 3800+ Processor with HyperTransport Technology
Motherboard: ABIT AV8 - VIA K8T800 Pro Motherboard
Memory: 2GB Dual Channel DDR PC-3200 SDRAM at 400MHz - 4 x 512MB
Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800 GT 256MB DDR3 w/Digital and S-Video Out
System Drive: High Performance with Data Security - Serial ATA RAID 1 - 160GB (160 x 2) Seagate® Barracuda 7,200 RPM w/16MB Cache
Optical Drive One: Plextor® PX-712A 12x DVD±R/W Drive
Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive - Black
Blank Media: Verbatim DataLifePlus DVD+RW 4.7GB 4x Speed 10-Pack in Jewel Case
Network Connection: High Speed Gigabit Ethernet
Keyboard: Microsoft® Basic Keyboard Black
Mouse: Microsoft® Basic Optical Mouse Black
Benchmark Software: 3DMark®03 Standard Edition
Productivity Software: Microsoft® Office 2003 Small Business Edition
Free Alienware T-Shirt: Free Alienware® T-Shirt - Black
Free Alienware Mousepad: Free Alienware® Mousepad
AlienInspection: AlienInspection - Exclusive Integration and Inspection - $99.99 Value - FREE!
AlienWiring: AlienWiring - Exclusive Internal Wire Management - $99.99 Value - FREE!

I don’t like the sound of an ‘alien inspection’ but hey, at least it was free.

Nice machine tho…

Timf, the ABIT is a regular AGP mobo right (so hard to keep up)? i was reading about PCI Express and hearing about NVidia 6600 series. nice specs at half 6800 price. but no 6600 AGP yet. and AGP 8x is so underused wondering if PCI Express is worth the move. been hedging for a few months now waiting on it anyway. but waiting for introduction to push down AGP prices.

please keep us updated. would like to hear how it runs.