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Is graphics card adequate and does it work with Blender?

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:42 am
by botgeek
I currently have a GeForce FX5200 graphics card in my computer. It supports OpenGL 1.4. Is this card adequate for Blender and does anyone know how well it works?

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:27 am
by mchs3d
It is adequate. I'm not sure if it works, but any card that supports OGL 1.1 should work. Blender doesn't do a whole lot with the graphics card, so that's not the most important part of the system. The CPU and RAM take a lot more of a beating with Blender.

CPU and RAM

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:04 am
by botgeek
My CPU is a Pentium 4 running at 2.8GHz and I have 512 Megs of RAM. Could add more RAM if necessary.

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:06 am
by LetterRip
A pentium III 300 MHz with 256MB ram and a ancient graphics card is even adequate for very basic blender usage - however a mid to high end system with 2-4GB ram; intel dual core duo or dual AMD 64; and a nice graphics card would be really good. Graphics card is becoming more important with sculpt due to high polycounts.

LetterRip