advice on computer graphics workstation

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  1. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    i am in san diego for siggraph 2003 and might not be able to check this thread in a few days...siggraph ends today.

    i need to build workstations for my company, for maya 5 unlimited.

    what processors? opteron or xeon? i want double proc.
    what would be the matching mobo for either ones?
    quadro fx or firegl x2? both seems to be solid performers, i have seen them in action...but couldnt decide. couldnt find benchmarks for quadro fx3000 versus firegl x2-256...they are too new.

    money is no object for these three components.

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. Darren Lewis

    Darren Lewis Supporting Actor

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    If money is no object, I'd say go for dual Xeons. Supermicro seem to make some good dual Xeon motherboards. Have a look at www.2cpu.com for some more advice.

    Darren.
     
  3. JamesHl

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    More and more software devs are putting out updates for their software that allows use of 64 bits for rendering and other things, I would go with the Opteron. New ones are coming out soon, though, I would wait for those. But it seems like the way of the future.
     
  4. DonRoeber

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    Have you considered the Dual 2GHz G5 PowerMacs? They'll run Maya 5 Complete.
     

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