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  • Sun, Nov 19 2006 1:37 AM

    • Ladorn45
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    Driver support for ATI graphic cards

    Did avid ever come out with driver support for the ATI graphics cards
  • Sun, Nov 19 2006 2:48 AM In reply to

    • vpcmike
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    Re: Driver support for ATI graphic cards

    Nope.  Avid still recommends / requires nVidia cards for PC.  You might have some luck searching the forum for posts by members using ATI who have had varying levels of success.
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  • Sun, Nov 19 2006 3:56 AM In reply to

    • xavier1975
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    Re: Driver support for ATI graphic cards and Athlon Processors

    Hello,


    I have two editing systems, the HP xw8200 with a Quadro FX card, and the d4100e Dual Core Athlon 64x, with a ATI x1600 video card, I had installed Avid Xpress Pro 5.6.2 with Mojo on both machines, for my surprise I do not get any errors on the System with the ATI video card and Athlon Processors. I am able to capture, edit, export and playback audio  and video without any problem.
    Avid Xpress pro 5.6.2 with Mojo HP xw8200 Windows XP Pro Quadro FX 1300 [view my complete system specs]
  • Sun, Nov 19 2006 8:06 AM In reply to

    Re: Driver support for ATI graphic cards and Athlon Processors

    thanks for reporting. It might help other users if you publish the specs (including driver versions!) of the ATI system in detail
    Dell Precision 670, Xeon 3Ghz 3GB Memory 1 x 250 systemdisk, Gb 2x500 Gb datadisks, 4x 1Tb datadisks, Soundblaster Audigy, Quadro FX 1400, MC latest, Mojo... [view my complete system specs]

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  • Wed, Nov 12 2008 4:55 PM In reply to

    Re: Driver support for ATI graphic cards and Athlon Processors

    I'm looking to buy a new pc, but would like to edit on it with Avid Media Composer

    What do you know about the following graphic card?

    Will it be able to handle a Media Composer?

     

    MSI R4870-T2D512-OC Radeon R4870 512MB GDDR5, TV-out, HDMI, Double DVI, Crossfire ready, Retail

     

    Core/Memory

    780MHz Core
    512MB GDDR5 2000MHz Memory
    Memory Data Rate – 4.0 Gbps GDDR5

    Video Output Function
    Dual-link DVI-I x2 
    TV-Out (via S-Video to Composite)/HDTV-out
    VGA (via DVI to D-Sub adaptor)
    HDMI (DVI to HDMI adaptor)

  • Wed, Nov 12 2008 5:01 PM In reply to

    Re: Driver support for ATI graphic cards and Athlon Processors

    Only nVidia Quadro FX series cards are supported.  Anything else is a risk.  If you're buying/building a new system, it is highly recommended you use a "supported" card.

    Symphony 8.8.x w/Avid Nitris DX, HP z420, Windows 10, QT v7.7.x, Hexa Core 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, nVidia Quadro Series 2000 w/353.82. 2TB Boot, 2 x 3TB internal... [view my complete system specs]

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  • Wed, Nov 12 2008 5:49 PM In reply to

    • vpcmike
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    Re: Driver support for ATI graphic cards and Athlon Processors

    I think it is a great video card and absolutely wrong for Avid.  The best favor that you can do for yourself is buy an nVidia card, preferrably a Quatro.  Avid doesn't spec those cards to spite ATI fans, they do it because their software works best on Quatro cards in Windows.

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  • Wed, Nov 12 2008 10:46 PM In reply to

    Re: Driver support for ATI graphic cards and Athlon Processors

    "... because their software works best on Quatro cards  ..."

    Specifically, nVidia's implementation of Open GL.

    Symphony 8.8.x w/Avid Nitris DX, HP z420, Windows 10, QT v7.7.x, Hexa Core 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, nVidia Quadro Series 2000 w/353.82. 2TB Boot, 2 x 3TB internal... [view my complete system specs]

    "There are few technological barriers.  You can fix almost anything if you throw enough money at it."
    *******************************
    Randall L. Rike, ACI, ACSR Mac*Win*Unity*ISIS*DS
    Systems Engineer @ BET Networks [a Viacom company]
    (wwld)

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