I'm building a new computer and wanted some advice as regards graphics cards. I'm at university doing Architecture and as such need to run programmes such as 3DS, Rhino, Sketchup and Photoshop. However for rnr I'd like the ability to run games such as Crysis and COD2.
I've got about £150 budget, so am thinking Quadro FX580 or GTX260. I can't find a group test anywhere which compares the lower range quadro cards with gaming cards for both CAD functions or games, so I'm hoping someone could offer some advice please as to which the best option would be. I know there's a test on here comparing the expensive FX4800, but that is obviously out of my reach.
I want to play crysis and I also want to run AutoCAD Architecture and Revit Architecture and there hasn't been many solutions that were cost effective.
Running a game card on a workstation app will work however they don't process content creation very well most of the time. If rotating views for example in Revit with shadows on, the game card may not do it as smoothly and may temporarily remove objects that can't be quickly re-rendered.
A workstation card will smoothly rotate the 3d model with shadows on.