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Old 07-14-2010, 08:01 PM   #1
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im considering getting one
here lately ive been doing alot of work in Google SketchUp and i dont see myself slowing down any
also i would like to start doing some rendering
so would a workstation card be better for that purpose then a standard GPU?
we can get in to the details later
and what i should look for in one as well
any help at all would be greatly appreciated
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:20 PM   #2
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Yes, a workstation GPU performs better than a "regular" GPU when it comes to rendering, modeling, etc. I recommend you take a look at the nVidia QuadroFX series. They have great CUDA support.
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Default Re: workstation GPUs

okay
now that has been cleared up
im about to install a GTX275, and i will still use my 2nd 8800GT (for my 2nd monitor and a PhysX card for gaming [why not])
and this is my mobo
so im left with a PCI Express x16 (x4 or x1 mode) to use
so i was doing a little bit of browsing on newegg.com
and i really dont want to spend 1600 on a workstation card
do you think with my GTX275 that i should even bother with getting a workstation card?
or would a workstation card at x4 or even a x1 perform better for drawing in SU or even making renders?
i was looking at 2 different ones
FirePro V4800
FirePro 2450
and as Joga mentioned to take a looks at the quadro series (i see the FX)
there is a small catch it needs to be a single expansion slot or a low profile bracket
and i really dont want to spend alot of $ im just looking for a card to get me stared
it wont take alot of abuse.............. i dont think
so here are some nvidia choices
Quadro NVS 290
Quadro FX 570
thanks for the help btw
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If you're just doing basic stuff and getting started that GTX275 should be enough.
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well i know that im going to end up drawing a house
at least 2 levels a basement 2 car garage and all kinds of other things
and like this pic shows

im starting to get creative
and starting to make alot of twist and bends and some very complex shapes
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