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Old 06-20-2005, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to be in a Pre engineering class at my high school next year. We are getting a Dell computer, and i am guessing it is a mobile workstation. One of the graphics cards is a Nvidia Quadro FX Go1400 256MB OpenGL graphics and the other is OpenGL accelerated ATI Mobility FireGL 64MB graphics. Will those be able to play games such as half life 2 also? What does the Quadro and FireGL mean?
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Does pre-engineering involve game playing as part of the curriculum? Sign me up!
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they are vid. cards for 3D animation/rendering, mostly stuff you do with AutoCAD, 3DSMAX, Maya, Lightwave, etc..

they will play games, but not as good as a "gamer card"..

btw, if you will do anyhting with graphics, don't get a dell, get a system from monarchcomputers, and AMD system... unless you are willing to build your own.. that would be cool cuz we'll help you
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I wish! I get to keep the computer until i finish the class and want to know if i should start buying a game or two for it.
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I dont get to pick. They just supply us with a free computer.
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Yeah it will play HL2

And if you really want, you can flash it up to a different card (game equivelant) and play games much better on it
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What are they equal to in a gamer card? What do you mean by flash it? I have heard it before but cant remember what it means.
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the quadro is expensive, if you won't do any 3D modeling, animation, etc. on it, sell it on ebay, you could get a hell of a card in it's place
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Maybe you didnt read my first post. I HAVE TO HAVE IT FOR A PRE ENGINGEERING CLASS AT MY HIGH SCHOOL. I cant sell it because then i will have to pay them for a whole new computer and fail the class. I just need to know if it will play games
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