3Dlabs Wildcat Quality - Precise and Pixel Perfect

All graphics professionals require precise image quality, but for slightly different reasons. MCAD professionals are generally less concerned with elaborate textures than with engineering-level accuracy. Animators require rich textures along with visual capabilities such as color correction and antialiasing. Visual simulation professionals need a combination of both - spatial accuracy along with superb visual realism to simulate actual conditions such as a foggy battlefield, a cloud-filled sky, or realistic representations of objects at a distance. However, the one common thread with all these professionals is quality - it is key to maintaining confidence in the design. In contrast to these professional requirements, game enthusiasts are concerned with rapid game play and dynamic action. As long as the frame rate is consistent, these users will tolerate visual glitches or quality lapses that would be completely unacceptable for graphics professionals. In fact, for a graphics professional, such glitches would make it necessary to go back and manually check design integrity, spending more time on correcting errors than designing. To illustrate the differences between lower-quality graphics cards or retrofitted game engines, we've tested 3Dlabs Wildcat III, ATI Fire GL4, and NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro for some of the quality issues we know are important to 3D design professionals.

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