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badgers

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http://www.amazon.com/M32CD-Desktop...8&qid=1459864184&sr=1-1&keywords=asus+desktop
I purchased this unit for home, and I wanted to know what cost effective card would best improve the performance?
I do not play 3D games, but I do use Revit, sketchup, and blender for 3D

I was hoping to find a card that was under 40 bucks but I could go to 50 bucks if there was a strong price/performance ratio there.

thank you for your time and have a good day
 

EarthDog

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Do those applications use CUDA cores? OpenGL how are those applications hardware accelerated?
 

BoundByBlood

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If I'm not mistaken it is Cuda, but for professional multimedia graphics in 3D modeling and Photoshop rendering you are going to want a workstation card.

I went onto ebay and found this professional graphics card the Nvidia Quadro NVS 310 512MB for $30 and fee shipping.

I also found this PNY NVS 315 1GB for $40 with $6.80 shipping, so there are options.

Above the NVS 310 & 315 it starts to get pricey, but there is a fair price range on those particular cards.
 

Mr.Scott

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If I'm not mistaken it is Cuda, but for professional multimedia graphics in 3D modeling and Photoshop rendering you are going to want a workstation card.

I went onto ebay and found this professional graphics card the Nvidia Quadro NVS 310 512MB for $30 and fee shipping.

I also found this PNY NVS 315 1GB for $40 with $6.80 shipping, so there are options.

Above the NVS 310 & 315 it starts to get pricey, but there is a fair price range on those particular cards.
Make sure you get the output you want.
Those you linked are DMS-59 or display port only.
 

Woomack

Benching Team Leader
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Jan 2, 2005
NVS are limited cards and are not designed for 3D graphics. They're more for office workstations and can replace cards ( IGP ) which don't have enough outputs or screen resolution. New lowest NVS are not so much faster than Intel IGP. Better is to get GeForce.