>PC speed v SGI
>Are there anyone who know how fast indys and other SGI's are
>compared to for example an pentium triton 120 pci fast scsi pc ?.
>I am wondering because I bought for ca 3 years ago a dX 50 which was
>the fastest pc at that time. Now the new tritons are ca 5-8 times
>(the price is almost identical to the dx-50).
>In another 3 years the speed of the pc will increase accordingly I
>How is the speed and the price of the SGI now versus 3 years ago.
>Will the pc catch up or will it always be inferior for high-end
>If the SGI always will be the leader I will serious consider to change
>platform to SGI.
>The pc programs I am sure will catch up if the hardware is there.
>Softimage a.o have already started making pc-versions.
>Gunnar Larsen Norway.
For speed, I think the fastest Mac can keep up with a low to mid level SGI.
For software, Macs and PC's can dream can't they?
For a lot of 3d work, it can be done quite easily and well on a PC or Mac, but for
character and effects? Can't touch the SGI. The market will always seem to close
in on the SGI, but don't forget, SGI develops as well. It will always stay ahead
for the high end of 3d (character, effects, and high end processing power), but any
well equipped desktop can do 3d logos just as well.
SoftImage will run under NT systems with Open GL, and will cost about the same as
the SGI version. You get what you pay for...
digital camerastand, compositing, 3d animation guy
I'm thinking, but nothing's happening...