>Has anyone done any 3D/rendering comparisons of performance of say, a
>R4400 SC 150MHz versus the new R5000 SC 180MHz?
>I can upgrade for only $2,000 which seems like a great deal. Can I expect
>much of a performance boost?
I do have a R5000 Indy on my desk at the moment and from experience
can tell you that is much faster at rendering using our own VR
visualisation application and OpenGL - it's not like an IMPACT but
pretty close to an EXtreme (actually, a little better on textures). In
my opinion, well worth the upgrade. The increase in speed on OpenGL
comes from the fact that the R5000 can do multiplies and divides much
faster and OpenGl has an awful lot of them.