[vtkusers] Does having a graphics card help?

Paul Tait - OPES Paul at opes.com.au
Tue Jul 25 20:43:58 EDT 2006

VTK uses OpenGL and in general the Nvidia drivers under windows are thought
to be superior. I have used mid range cards quite successfully for the last
2 years and have only upgraded recently to an expensive card as we needed to
have true 3D capabilities
Paul Tait

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From: vtkusers-bounces+paul=opes.com.au at vtk.org
[mailto:vtkusers-bounces+paul=opes.com.au at vtk.org] On Behalf Of Rashed Karim
Sent: Tuesday, 25 July 2006 4:29 PM
To: vtkusers at vtk.org
Subject: [vtkusers] Does having a graphics card help?

Hi everyone,

I dont have a dedicated graphics card (its built into my motherboard, so
only 64MB i think). My renderings run very slowly. Would buying  a dedicated
graphics card (such as NVIDIA GeForce) speed things up? Any suggestions as
to how much memory I need on my graphics card, or what kind I should go and


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