I'm new here and looking for some advice, thanks in advance for any help.
In trying to decide on a spec for a reasonably priced laptop, for use with MS office / surfing; but also Autocad, mid level games (quake / C&C), and photoshop; i'm struggling with the choice of graphics card. I have two options; either a gaming type card such as nvidia 8700mGT / 9600mGT; or a card focussed on Open GL such as nvidia Quadro FX770m. (I have just chosen nvidia for this example as I know the range a little better, ATI would be just as good).
Part of the answer comes down to use, CAD or games - but I want it for both. (3d modelling / rendering of models will be limited)
Any advice on the performance, or pro's / con's, of the Quadro cards in games; or the Geforce cards in CAD would be appreciated.
typical spec i'm looking at
2.0-2.4 dual core
graphics card - query as above
£1 tis roughly 1.4$. So 1120$ ideal, up to 1400$. I have far to may hobbies to justify spending more for the use I will get out of it...... the age old problem of look what an extra 100$ buy's. if only.
just looked. we have a similar spec machine slightly costlier with an AMD chip (which I want to avoid as Autocad has historically prefered intel floating points), and another with is nowhere near the same spec for a comprable cost.