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What should I require for the card to support 3D Studio Max 2 to have a good performance in using the software?
How much memory should I need to run the program to have the best performance in using that software?
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by:bpbult
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i think you meant video card, then just make sure it is 3d accelerated and enoudh memery to display lots of clours by the desired resolution. For RAM it depends on the OS you are using but you can start with 64 Meg (on win95) and 128 for WinNT.
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by:Kornster
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For 3d studio max 2 to achieve peak performance you should purchase a 3d accelerated card that supports OPEN GL and has 16mb or more of Video Memory, any 6mb video card that has the RIVA TNT Chipset will do the job just fine. Also you should have more than 64mb of ram on Win95/98 and atleast 128mb on WinNT
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by:Kornster
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Oops spelling mistake!
make that "any *16MB* video card that has the RIVA TNT Chipset will do the job just fine"
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by:lewis_loo
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What card that have the RIVA TNT chipset? What is better AGP or PCI? the difference?
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by:cmcgee
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You may want to check out Tom's Hardware Guide at www.tomshardware.com

It has some benchmarks of the various Video cards out there Riva TNT, 3DFX, etc...

Here is the direct link to the Riva TNT comparison.

http://www4.tomshardware.com/releases/99q1/990105/index.html

Have fun,
Craig
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hello lewis loo, I've been spending a lot of time seeking for the suitable 3d accelerator or 3d main display card available on the market... and it seems that ALL graphic cards that supports HEIDI driver (which is the driver that are fully supported and recommended by kinetix) works well with 3d Studio MAX R2 and R2.5. i'm using a Creative Graphic Blaster Extremme Display Card and i found it's really comfortable running 3d studio max 2 with this card. i read on Creative's homepage that it fully supports HEIDI driver used by 3d studio max 2 and above versions. maybe you should try this card or any other cards that are similar to this card. Actually, Graphic Blaster Extremme uses Permedia 2 chipset. whatever the chipset is (permedia or riva tnt chipset) it should work well with 3d studio max 2 if it fully supports HEIDI driver. good luck
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by:techpage
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For additional informations, if you're asking about the Graphic Card memory... I would recommend you to take at least 4 MB Graphic Card. And also I think AGP cards runs faster and better than the PCI cards. Good luck !!!
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by:sillycorn
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I don't think Riva TNT (1) is work best...
because I've tried out Riva using the OpenGL setting on Max 2.5, and ... it didn't work at all.....
and I've to restart my computer, and change back to HEIDI..., if you're want a good OpenGL card, suppose to think about 3DLabs Oxygen card... but it's costly....:)

greeting to techpage & lewis loo
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