I'm on the verge of buying a 6950 but I do a lot of modeling in sketchup and know that in the past it has had problems with ATI cards. Does anyone know if newer ATI/AMD cards (specifically the 6950 would be great) work with SketchUP?
I've been using an older ATI mobility card for years and have never had any problems. I assume the problem has been fixed but I'd rather find out now than after buying a $300 card.
Because the benefits (visual accuracy that doesn't matter to me for what I'd use it for, optimized performance for programs like 3d max that I don't use, and longevity that, by the time the gaming card dies I could more cheaply replace it with a newer, better card) can't compare with a price that is 4 or 5 times that of the gaming card.
Add to that that this is for me personal computer at home so I don't have money to throw away like a company might.
I'm pretty sure that any problems these cards have had are a thing of the past, I was just hoping someone could verify that for me before I make the purchase.
I've purchased the card and have had the system up and running all weekend. For the record -- I haven't had a single problem with the HD6950 and Sketchup (or any other program). Performance has been amazing. To anyone looking for something similar I'd highly recommend this card.