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Old 03-15-12, 08:57 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Should I upgrade my Graphics card?


If you look in my sig, you can see my rig is pretty solid but I feel like my graphics card could use a little work. I do a lot of 3d modeling in 3dsmax and will be doing even more in the future (full time job). I also use a lot of Photoshop, Unity and Unreal. How much of a difference would it be to beef that up a bit? Or would it be worth it to crossfire a couple decent cards? Oh yeah, I also run 2 20 inch monitors on my 5750 and feel like at times it gets a little laggy in my viewports.. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 03-15-12, 09:03 PM   #2
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If you look in my sig, you can see my rig is pretty solid but I feel like my graphics card could use a little work. I do a lot of 3d modeling in 3dsmax and will be doing even more in the future (full time job). I also use a lot of Photoshop, Unity and Unreal. How much of a difference would it be to beef that up a bit? Or would it be worth it to crossfire a couple decent cards? Oh yeah, I also run 2 20 inch monitors on my 5750 and feel like at times it gets a little laggy in my viewports.. Any advice would be appreciated.
3dsmax would certainly benefit from a better GPU or two, do you have anything in mind?

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Old 03-15-12, 09:07 PM   #3
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Your 3D modeling and graphics work will get a significant performance boost from the CUDA processing that nVidia cards provide.
The GTX460 to 560Ti are great low to midrange cards for that work.
I used AutoCAD and Revit daily using both cards. They perform on par with workstation cards, albeit I don't do much rendering.
We heard great thing about the new AMD FirePro cards and we purchased the V5900 to see how it handles CAD. So far so good.

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Old 03-15-12, 09:11 PM   #4
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nVidia and CUDA, it just depends on what your willing to spend.

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