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Quadro 1000m , CAD laptops, Second Life


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For shadows one of the most important parts of the equation is the graphics card. There are "issues" with ATI (I know, I have one. GREAT for everything else. Not for shadows.) so it will depend on how MUCH you want a good shadow experience in SL.

This article from the most popular "shadow viewer" will tell you a lot about the cards:

http://www.kirstensviewer.com/Blog/177/__Kirstens_GPU_Awards_2011_!__.html

 

I have the second one in the list. Does NOT do shadows well :D. Everything else? VERY happy gal. Also you can write to the forums for that viewer as there are MANY techie folks contributing and they can most likely tell you more. Good luck.

 

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For shadows one of the most important parts of the equation is the graphics card. There are "issues" with ATI (I know, I have one. GREAT for everything else. Not for shadows.) so it will depend on how MUCH you want a good shadow experience in SL.

This article from the most popular "shadow viewer" will tell you a lot about the cards:

http://www.kirstensviewer.com/Blog/177/__Kirstens_GPU_Awards_2011_!__.html

 

I have the second one in the list. Does NOT do shadows well :D. Everything else? VERY happy gal. Also you can write to the forums for that viewer as there are MANY techie folks contributing and they can most likely tell you more. Good luck.

 

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Quadro cards are not supported by Second Life although that is not to say they won't work. It's just they are not gaming graphics cards and Linden Lab don't test them so performance in Second Life can be problematic.

The following cards have not been tested with Second Life, and compatibility is not certain:

  • NVIDIA cards that report as Quadro
  • ATI cards that report as RADEON IGP or RADEON XPRESS
  • ATI cards that report as FireGL
  • ATI cards that report as FireMV

I'd suggest you do a search of Google using Second Life + Quadro and check out people's comments when using them in  SL. There are some threads in the blog archives too although a lot of the former blog was wiped out.

http://community.secondlife.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/message?filter=location&location=Category%3AAnswers_Archive&q=quadro

http://community.secondlife.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/message?q=quadro

If you want definite compatibility you may need to go for a more conventional graphics card such as the ones you mention.

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