graphic works

hi,
i'm building a rig for a friend of mine...
she works as a graphic designer... a lot of flash, premier, 3dsmax (a little)...

what graphic card will work fine with 2 1280X1024 LCDs?
do i need a heavy card or the 8800gts 320 will do fine?

thanks,
D.
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  1. 8800gts will cope very well with 2x1280x1024, you may want to consider whether she will use any software that uses opengl (things like cad programs e.g. google sketchup do) in which case get her a card angled at opengl - not a gaming card.
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    8800gts will cope very well with 2x1280x1024, you may want to consider whether she will use any software that uses opengl (things like cad programs e.g. google sketchup do) in which case get her a card angled at opengl - not a gaming card.


    what he said

    in which case one of the quadro series would do her well....but they may cost a fair bit depending on version.
  3. thank you guys.... i thought that what he ment was QUADRO, what else can it be i wandered... but thanks for the clarification...

    so for the QUADRO- is there any preferences? or for her job she'll do fine with the simplest QUADRO?

    i heared that in some way you can turn a Geforce to a Quadro via prog/some king of rip.... anything about it?!?
  4. ATI offers FireGL cards but I don't know much about them. I have a QuadroFX4500 in my workstation but other than the fact it's a HUGE BEEFY card, I don't do anything that uses it but it looks pretty damn powerful.

    I notice that last generation quadros are still pretty good but are priced relatively low. I guess people who need these kinds of cards upgrade, probably even more than gamers because it can be justified by the fact that faster cards potentially generate more revenue. So there's not much of a market for used high end CAD/CAM cards. So maybe consider a used card.

    Oh and I forgot about Oxygen. They make REALLY HIGH END cards, >$3000 some of them.
  5. the price of the FX4500 512MB 128bit openGL 1.5 (y not 2 if all the games cards have it???) is 1512$ before taxing....that's 1720$!!!

    the fx3400 is 600% & fx1500 is 765$.

    i don't know about these cards... all the same- 256MB & all have dual digital output.

    is there anyone here who can knows about these cards & if their praice worth it?
  6. Oh, if you're doing time and data intensive data modelling and cad/cam type stuff, I'm sure it's worth it. I'm a sysadmin, so for me, no way. I think this card is based on the same core as a 7900GTX or something like that.
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    I think this card is based on the same core as a 7900GTX or something like that.


    what card you ment here?

    correction: 3400 is 765$, 1500 is 600$
    anyone knows if the 3400 will do better than the geforce 8800GTS? 320/640? or the GTX?
    how can i compare or see a comparison?!
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