Yes, i am a girl. I usually try to hide that on forums because then people then to get a little....off-topic.
Anyway - we are presenting bitmaps and jpegs in rapid succession so that they appear to be moving. We do that by loading all of the images first, then presenting them.
The computer we have now (dont ask me about it, all I know is that it's an ancient windows box) takes about 10 minutes to load the images. During those ten minutes the person in the scanner sees a blank screen (it's white or blue or yellow depending on the graphics card of the presentation computer as far as I know) which is a serious problem for them and for us, as it's a waste of time and therefore money.
So, the new computer is to solve this problem. We THINK (and we are brain people not computer people) that the problem is caused by:
1. inadequate memory
2. inadequate cache on the graphics card
3. processor speed & efficiency
So that's why we decided to go with a system with two fast processors, lots of memory and the best graphics card that there is.
I recently heard a TWiT where they talked about SRI graphics cards, which are kind of dual cards (do I have this right)? So I might want to try something like that.
Sorry if this is a bit long winded, but I have lots of questions and minimal knoweledge.
Generally, what do you guys recommend for a graphics card?
Also, do you think I should go with an Intel or AMD processor (I looked here http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/...nxp-26-mx.html
and they seem to be about the same)? I imagine that I will find proponents for both, but for what I need to do, do you guys think one is particularly better?
Thank you all.