Graphics card compatibility - post your specs here!

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Post by Aurelio »

System: AMD Athlon 64, Motherboard Fujitsu-Siemens, VIA Chipset
Operating Systems: Windows XP Professional 64-bit Edition (Evaluation copy, Build 3790)
Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon Atlantis 9800 Pro (ATI Chipset)
Driver: driver shipping with WinXP 64-bit, Ver.
Functionality: No possibility to adjust anything (driver is quite simple), but everything works perfectly and very fast

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Location: Nantes [FRANCE]

My tests...

Post by ebrain »

System : Intel Pentium4A 2GHz / 1Go DDR266 / VIA Chipset
Operating System : Windows XP Pro SP1
Graphics Card : ATI Radeon 9800Pro 128MB [R350 chip]
Driver : ATI CATALYST 4.4
Functionality : Slooowwww....too slow...Blender 2.32 works correctly and slow down after 4 or 5 minutes :? I've tried to disable AA and AnisoFiltering but no way :cry:

System : Intel Pentium4A 2GHz / 1Go DDR266 / VIA Chipset
Operating System : Linux Mandrake 9.2 [kernel]
Graphics Card : ATI Radeon 9800Pro 128MB [R350 chip]
Driver : fglrx as dated as the CATALYST 4.4
Functionality : I don't know how enabling the 3D acceleration, so I use Blender correctly with small scenes...but when I open one that contains 1.300.000 polys, Blender slows down (logical...). No bugs.

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Post by birras »

system: amd k7 2,2
ddr 400 2x512
gforce4 440mx (i know, but thats the one i got)

os: red hat 9 (kernel 2.6.5 patched nvidia driver)
works great for a couple of minutes but looses 3d aceleration and slows down (2.25 runs perfect on the same system)

os: win XP (latest driver)
no complaints ( not as good as the first 5 min. with linux, mind you)

on win sloightly slower than on linux, but stable. unstable on linux
tried everything to get it going well on linux
2.4 and 2.6 kernels: same result as mentioned:it slows down

systemII: hp pavillion laptop
amd mobile 910
ati-igp 320
driver:latest catalyst (04.04)

os: winXP home

blender (all versions) sucks!! verry slow
tryed diverent drivers without luck

conclusion: with ati it takes ages to react and build ui
impossible to work with
( all other 3d apps perform nicely)

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Post by CaptainJeje »

Operating system: Windows XP Pro, SP1 all update
hard:Athlon XP 1700+, 1,5G DDR PC2700
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 128M
Driver/OpenGL version: NVIDIA
Functionality: Blender works perfectly 2.25, 2.28,
2.32 official : 1239,978430 fps, 620 it
2.32 cvs : 1255,533708 fps,6278 it
2.32 with proportionnal edit cut: 1254,50099 fps, 6273 it
2.32 with game engine: 1193,732169 fps,5969 it


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Post by wing_zero1111 »

System: Intel Celeron 2.4, 640 DDR Ram
Operating System: WinXP
gfx Card: Intel 82845g
Driver: PV1.4
Functionality: 2.33 Great so far. (For some reason I have to turn ON international font to make the menus work.)

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Location: Australia

Post by Samjh »

System: Pentium 4 3.0GHz, 1G DDR RAM, Intel 865PE chipset.

Operating system: Windows XP Home, Service Pack 1.

Graphics card: ATI Radeon 9600XT with 128MB 2.8ns DDR RAM. Manufactured by GeXCube.

Driver/OpenGL version: Catalyst 4.4.

Functionality or problems: Gradual slow-down in menu redraw speed. After approximately 10 minutes, Blender becomes unusable. Results can be reproduced using Blender 2.32 and 2.33, with Catalyst 4.2, 4.3, and 4.4.

Any additional notes: The problem has been corrected by using the OpenGL driver (atioglxx.dll) packaged with Catalyst 3.8.

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Post by phobos »

System: AMD Athlon XP 'Barton' 2500, 512MB PC-2700, Leadtek K7NCR18D-Pro (Nforce 2)
Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP1
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 256MB
Driver: NVIDIA Forceware 56.72
OpenGL: 1.4+
Functionality: Flawless

System: Intel Celeron 466, 448MB RAM, Intel A440LX
Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP1
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 2 Ultra 64MB
Driver: NVIDIA Forceware 52.16
OpenGL: 1.4
Functionality: Flawless
Notes: Blender even runs well through a VNC client window, surprisingly enough.

System: Gateway 450X, 1.4ghz Pentium-M, Intel Centrino laptop
Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP1
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility 7500
Driver: Catalyst 3.5(?)
OpenGL: 1.x
Functionality: Works well enough, no major rendering issues. Seems stable. Have not used it much on this system. Blender on laptops is a P.I.T.A. though, as using the FN key to switch into the keypad mode and back is annoying. Touch pad isn't fun on the go either :).

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Post by lascarova »

Operating System: Red Hat Linux 9.0
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce FX 5600
Graphics Driver: 1.0-5336
Blender version: 2.33a
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2400+
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-7ZXE VIA Chipset

Apsolutely no problems.Fast rendering times.Needed to upgrade Python to 2.3.4, but that's it.

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Post by mixxedstuff »

AMD Athlon XP 2500+
ABIT KV7 motherboard (KT-600 chipset)
Graphics Driver- Running on Catalyst 4.6, 3.9's atioglxx.dll moved into Blender directory
Graphics Card- Sapphire ATI Radeon 7000VE
Blender Version 2.33a

Functionality: Seems to run as slow as it did on my Pentium (1) 200Mhz Computer. Strange, it is. Runs at around 130 fps nonstop. The menus take about 10 seconds each to show. Overall, extremely slow. Oddly enough, on other computers it runs amazingly quick. Really wierd, cause it can be the only program open, fresh after a restart, etc. etc. until it is definitely not bogged down, and it STILL is like this. Frustrating. And when the menus do show, they automatically click wherever your mouse is over. This means if im over the wrong thing, it clicks there. same goes for all menus.


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Post by stargeizer »


Amd Duron 1.3 GHz
Motherboard Biostar M7VKG
256 Mb Ram
Video Card: Ati Saphire Radeon 9000 Pro, 64 MB DDR - Catalyst 4.6
(using Cat 3.9 OpenGL Driver Trick)
OS: Windows 2000 and XP (yes... i 've buy the professional on both... quite expensive). And Arch Linux 0.6.
Blender Version: 2.33a and alien-Xmp build for ati card.
Functionality: -Windows: Degrades over time. (using up to 100% processor times after 1/2 - 1 hour use when using buttons. Besides that no other problems found.
- Linux: No Problems. Using DRI Drivers and mesa libraries.

Amd Athlon 1.5 Ghz clock.
Motherboard: Pc-Chips m825 LMR Ver. 5.2a
512 Mb Ram DDR
Video Card: S3 Prosavage DDR, 64 MB shared. Lastest drivers.
Blender Version: 2.33a
Functionality: None. Ubsolutely unusable. (Compiled mesa for windows also won't work).


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Post by Eu87 »

System: Pentium III 800MHz 256MB RAM
Operating System: Windows Millenium Edition
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 7000
OpenGl: 1.3.3966
Functionality: the user interface is very slow, it's very hard to use (version tryed: 2.32 and 2.33a)

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Post by -iRe-MasterMo »

Well im dont know the specs but Blender runs better on my 9 year old Compaq, than it does on my new Dell

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Post by IoN_PuLse »

What is the point of your post then? You probably have an ATI card, and there has been a huge effort towards documenting problems and issues and their solutions, plus you can also search the forums. Or figure out what kind of hardware your "new dell" has.

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Post by twizler191 »

System: AMD Athlon XP 'Barton' 2100, 512MB PC-2100, AOpen NForce 2 ultra 400
Operating System: Windows XP home SP1
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 ULTRA 128MB
Driver: NVIDIA Forceware 56.72
OpenGL: 2.0+
Functionality: Flawless

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Post by finty »

System: P4 2.8, 512ram
Operating System: Windows XP Pro
Graphics Card: Intel extreme (integrated)

Works very well


System: Celeron 2.8, 512ram
Operating System: Windows XP home SP1
Graphics Card: Radeon IGP 345m
Driver: (Catalyst 3.10)

quite sluggish, lowered hardware acceleration to 'disable all directdraw and direct3d accelerations, as well as all cursor and advanced drawing accelerations'.
Had to make this adjustment to make Blender workable. Before this alt text of button rollovers were extremely slow, aswell as the menus. still is unsatisfactory compared to the first spec.

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