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Need help building a stable system for Maya/Max and After Effects@2560x1440

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April 4, 2013 9:48:14 AM

My System consists of a 512Mb GTS250,8Gb System Ram and an i7 3930k and DX79TO motherboard.

I want to know if this would be enough to use softwares like Maya,Max,Aftereffects and other similar video editing softwares on a 2560x1440 monitor like the HP U2713H and U2713HM or the Hp ZR2740w v2(still deciding which one to get.Open to PLS screens too)

The only certified cards are Quadro cards.

No current Geforce cards are certified.

Is anyone using current generation Geforce cards with these softwares?

How do the AMD ATI cards fare with these softwares.Can I use Nvidia and AMD cards on my DX79TO board?

I need Physx So I want to retain my GTS 250 for that.
a b α HP
April 4, 2013 11:07:47 AM

You can certainly use consumer video cards (like Geforce and Radeon offerings) with the applications mentioned. Your current GTS 250 will be fairly weak, but will work.

With professional grade video cards (like the Quadros and FireXXX series) you get optimized performance via their drivers. Both Nvidia and AMD/ATI pro offerings will work very well with your CPU and motherboard.

Really a matter of what you can afford.
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April 4, 2013 11:10:36 AM

Certainly cannot afford a professional video card.

Which geforce or radeon card should I consider.
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a b α HP
April 4, 2013 11:17:18 AM

Have you tried your current GTS 250 with these apps? The only thing you would likely lose would be any GPU accelerated capabilities, but the system should sill work with the apps.

Increasing your main memory to 16GB or 32GB would help with performance as well.
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April 4, 2013 12:11:37 PM

I am looking to use these apps at 2560x1440.Still deciding on a display.But definitely going for one in a few days tops.

Will upgrading to 16/32gb help performance at 2560x1440?
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a b α HP
April 4, 2013 12:43:41 PM

More memory will help the applications run smoother, especially when working with larger projects. Your GTS 250 will be challenged by having only 512MB of memory.

What is your budget to upgrade your video? Where do you prefer to purchase computer parts on-line?
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April 4, 2013 12:52:40 PM

I would go to the store in person.Gives me a chance to get the parts checked after payment.

Once I get the 2560x1440 monitor I will be tapped out.But still hit me with your suggestions, something within $200 for a new card.
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April 5, 2013 8:35:43 AM

COLGeek said:
Your budget will get you into something along these lines in a desktop/consumer video card (GPU):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And into these sorts of choices for a pro grade device:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I have heard that new 600 series Nvidia cards lack when it comes to softwares like maya and max.

How does the HD7870 fare.Would that be a better choice than the 7850?(I know its out of my budget,but still)

Would I be able to use my GTS 250 for Physx?

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April 5, 2013 8:47:45 AM

The HD7870 is a stronger offering than the HD7850 and is a good choice. Mixing AMD and Nvidia (for Physx) requires modified drivers and its effectiveness is debatable (I don't recommend this course of action).

If Physx is important, stay with Nvidia (like the GTX 660).
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April 5, 2013 9:20:23 AM

COLGeek said:
The HD7870 is a stronger offering than the HD7850 and is a good choice. Mixing AMD and Nvidia (for Physx) requires modified drivers and its effectiveness is debatable (I don't recommend this course of action).

If Physx is important, stay with Nvidia (like the GTX 660).



I use Physx for Dynamics.But the rendering bit on the 600 series has been really poor.

Have you used the HD7870 with maya/max, adobe after effects, mocha, pftrack or similar softwares?If yes, how did it perform.

I am in a real bind here.
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April 5, 2013 9:36:27 AM

If your budget allows it I would go for quadro 600

Hope it helps!
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April 5, 2013 9:41:45 AM

tadej petric said:
If your budget allows it I would go for quadro 600

Hope it helps!


The drivers can be an issue on quadro because they need to be downloaded from software makers like autodesk instead of nvidia.(software optimized drivers).



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April 5, 2013 3:22:32 PM

Has anyone used the HD7870 with maya/max, adobe after effects, mocha, pftrack or similar softwares?If yes, how did it perform.
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April 7, 2013 9:44:33 AM

Going to purchase the card tomorrow.

Will the HD7870 be suitable?

Thanks
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a b α HP
April 7, 2013 1:11:49 PM

Sure. That is a solid choice. Good luck!
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April 7, 2013 4:14:20 PM

COLGeek said:
Sure. That is a solid choice. Good luck!


Do you think its good for Maya/Max and After Effects and other video editing software?

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April 12, 2013 4:03:17 AM

My purchase has been postponed till early next week.If anyone has used either the 660ti or HD7870 with Maya/Max, After effects, Real flow, Mocha, Pf track and various other video editing software please post your views here.

I plan on running these softwares at 2560x1440 resolution.

Thanks
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