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SketchUP + AMD 6950

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January 7, 2011 3:57:07 AM

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.


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a c 305 À AMD
January 7, 2011 11:00:52 PM

Why would you want a gaming card? Should you not be looking at FirePro?
January 8, 2011 12:27:27 AM

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.
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a c 305 À AMD
January 8, 2011 12:35:53 AM

If you are going to be gaming with the card as well it is a good purchase and the 2GB memory installed on the card will certainly help with the modeling.
January 17, 2011 3:23:24 PM

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.
January 18, 2011 3:37:53 PM

Best answer selected by dsarchs.
January 31, 2011 1:02:04 AM

Which hd6950 card did you get finally?