[Sidefx-houdini-list] Newer ATI cards any better with Houdini?

craigleehoffman at aol.com craigleehoffman at aol.com
Tue Jan 12 20:46:20 EST 2010

So, is it therefore pretty safe to get an ATI card for a Windows only machine?

(I always found it weird that Side Effects 'partnered' with ATI on things, but Houdini users always seemed to curse ATI cards...Of course, maybe the workstation ATI cards were fine...)


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Alexander <malexander at sidefx.com>
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Sent: Tue, Jan 12, 2010 5:30 pm
Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Newer ATI cards any better with Houdini?

craigleehoffman at aol.com wrote:
 Hi all,

 I remember that in the past ATI graphics cards (standard inexpensive cards, 
ot Workstation cards...) were generally frowned upon by Houdini users due to 
airly lame OpenGL drivers when compared to NVidia GPUs- but has that changed at 
ll in recent history?  Are more recent ATI GPU's reasonably solid with Houdini?
hey're a lot better in Windows, but Nvidia is still far ahead on Linux. 
TI's Linux drivers are not as stable, though they have been getting 
etter (catalyst 9.12 has managed to improve my uptime on Linux to weeks 
ather than a day or so). ATI cards are receiving more attention from 
ESI now that some of the more serious OpenGL problems have been addressed.
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