Graphics card help

Hello all!

I have a 3D Labs Oxygen card. The model is GVX420. I am concerned that Blender is not fully utilizing this card. Here are the specs:

http://www.3dlabs.com/product/oxygen/oxygen_gvx420_index.htm

Any information would be very appreciated belive me. I have been fretting over this ever since I bought it…it has stored presets for MAYA, all kinds of CAD apps, etc. Ofcourse nothing for Blender but there is an OpenGL default setting which I have been using. Here are a couple of screenshots of the utility:

http://www.landisfields.com/3dlabs1.jpg

http://www.landisfields.com/3dlabs2.jpg

Cheers,
Landis

if blender is usuable your card supports it just fine.

Blender doesn’t use any new features (which are often adjustable on newer cards) so I don’t see a reason why it would be a problem.

Why do you think blender is not using the full potential of your card, and how do you see that being a problem?

Well, heres the deal. I previously was running Blender on the same machine (dual PIII 1 GHZ w/ 1 GB PC133) as I do now, only I was using a 3DFX Voodoo 5500. I now run Blender on the new card and it seems to struggle on the same tasks in the same manner. I should see some difference in workload from this beast considering the difference in the two cards…they are literally like night and day technically, however I am not seeing this. Is there something I can do to improve the performance…there is no way in hell that these two cards should perform exactly the same considering the voodoo card was manufactured primarily for gaming and the 3D Labs…well…I think we are all familiar with their function in the industry.

Cheers,
Landis