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Urgent advice videocard please

Anonymous
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Please tel mee if you know about
Gigabyte Radeon 9600 pro
incompatibility problems with archicad 8.1
or if this card will work smoth if i buy it.
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David Larrew
Booster
I don't see it listed in the report:

http://download.graphisoft.com/ftp/techsupport/downloads/pdf/opengl_compatibility_report.pdf

Probably due to it's availability/age. You can get a comparable idea of the card looking at the other ATI Radeon cards listed.
David Larrew, AIA, GDLA, GSRC

Architectural Technology Specialist

a r c h i S O L U T I O N S



WIN7-10/ OSX 10.15.7

AC 5.1-25 USA
Jacek
Contributor
I don't think that there is a gigabite card in the works as yet.
See: http://ati.com/products/radeon9800/radeon9800pro/compare.h
for a comparison of all new cards available, or soon to be.
The largest one is 256GB DDR.
You might ask the "expert" on the ATI site for an advise on which card would work best with your set up, you don't seem to have it listed as part of your signature.
Jacek
jacek lisiewicz
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arkhos-tekton, architects
carmichael, ca

Mac OS X 10.15.5
IMac Retina 5K, Intel Core I7
32 GIG Memory, AMD Radeon R9
ArchiCAD 24
Anonymous
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I've just bought an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro videocard and as a first experience I can tell you that the content of the 2D Floorplan window "is flickering sometimes through" a grey window which is covering everything in OpenGL mode - using the default ATI settings. The 3D is very fast and beautiful in OpenGL mode. I'll let you know when I find a solution to the 2D problem.

Jacek: Gigabyte is not the amount of video RAM but the name of the manufacturer. Anyway, the manufacturer of my card was Connect3D.

Hope this helps a little bit.

Miklos
Anonymous
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I noticed the same flickering when 2d opengl is enabled using a Radeon 9700 after upgrading to 8.1. The only reason I even decided to check opengl performance in 2d is because it has always been extremely poor (although 3d is great).

It is my understanding that the main problem with opengl in the 2d window is text which renders very slowly. In general everyone is better served NOT to enable opengl in 2d (it is disabled by default). In fact I never understood why GS gave us the "option" to enable a lesser quality 2d display in the first place. Why didn't they just wait until it was actually a viable option for users before giving us the option???

The default (non-opengl) 2d mode is quite fast anyway if you have a good video card and I'm quite satisfied with it using the Radeon 9700 with 128 mb ram.
Anonymous
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The problem was in the (latest) ATI Catalyst driver used. When I downgraded the ATI driver to v3.4 (Driver Build 6.14.10.6343 7-88-030430m-008946c) the 2D OpenGL view was OK. However it was not faster at all than the built-in Graphisoft 2D engine. I'm running AC on an AthlonXP 1700+ processor with 1,5GB of RAM, under Windows2000. I decided to change the ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (w/ 128MB) videocard to an ASUS V9560 (Nvidia GeForce FX 5600-based card) with 256 MB of Video RAM. As a first feeling, it seems to be better for use with ArchiCAD, maybe because of the larger amount of video RAM.

I did not want to say that Nvidia is better than ATI, I just wrote you my personal experiences without any benchmarks or test results.

Bye, Miklos
Anonymous
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thanks to all
i have buy it .in fact is a gecube 9600 pro-vivo-
No Problem

in 2d opengl is slower than the graphisoft native 2d engine
no bugs at all

in 3d works fast and correct

mobo..asus p4p800 / proc.p4 = 2.6 giga overclok at 3.4 + 1giga kingmax+gecube radeon9600pro/vivo
JCovarrubias
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni
Jacek wrote:
I don't think that there is a gigabite card in the works as yet.
See: http://ati.com/products/radeon9800/radeon9800pro/compare.h
for a comparison of all new cards available, or soon to be.
The largest one is 256GB DDR.
You might ask the "expert" on the ATI site for an advise on which card would work best with your set up, you don't seem to have it listed as part of your signature.
Jacek
correct link here
http://ati.com/products/radeon9800/radeon9800pro/compare.html
http://tr.graphisoftus.com/
Jeffry Covarrubias
GS US Technical Support Team Leader
P-C2D 1.86GHz/2GB w/ 256MB GeForce 8600GTS; G4 OS 10.4.10 1GHz/1GB "[that other software] is a fancy set of electronic marker pens"
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