GTX 480 or 5870 for rendering??? Tags: Graphics Cards Gtx Rendering Graphics Last response: May 30, 2010 11:27 AM in Graphics & Displays Share mdedrick May 30, 2010 1:15:09 AM Hey guys. I am going to be running Maya AutoDesk in university. I tried to find Maya benchmarks for video cards and ram to see whats the best, but I came up empty handed. Does anybody know if a gtx 480 or 5870 is better for this application? I read cuda cores help, but it was just a vague statement on a forum. Thank you for reading. More about : gtx 480 5870 rendering WC Aftermath May 30, 2010 5:02:27 AM How well the program is ran should depend on the rest of the computer just as much as the card but i would go with the radeon 5870 over the gtx 480 Maziar a c 167 U Graphics card May 30, 2010 6:00:53 AM Hello and welcome to the forums Well,for Maya,you mostly benefit from a faster CPU rather than a faster VGA,since its a CPU-intensive app.What are your other PC specs ? Related resources GTX 470 vs GTX 480 vs 5870 vs 5850 - Forum 5870 Trifire vs 5970 Xfire vs GTX480 SLI Performance Heat and Noise? - Forum NVIDIA GTX 480 makes benchmarking debut, matches ATI HD 5870 performan - Forum Two 5970s vs Three 5870 s vs Three 480 s - Forum What graphics card? 5870/5970/480 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mdedrick May 30, 2010 9:59:20 AM 1090T, formula IV, 2000mhz ram. Just thought i'd top it off with a video card. just going into university. ill be I'll be gaming too, but I keep seeing the mention of CUDA cores which is GTX 480. But is it any better than the 5870? ill be doing Ray Tracing, Global Ilumination, Motion Blur. Ill be rendering with Mental Ray. i wanna game too, so im getting a gamer card! englandr753 a b U Graphics card May 30, 2010 11:17:59 AM I would OC that cpu to at least 4.0ghz. It will do that easily and probably more with a good cpu cooler... Maziar a c 167 U Graphics card May 30, 2010 11:19:59 AM GTX 480 performs better than a 5870 in games but it runs hotter,noisier and has more power consumption _orbital_ May 30, 2010 11:27:09 AM bang for the buck is 5850 over any card at the point time.. but 5870 is really good card yes 480 is a bit faster but a lot more hungry Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumUpragrading my Videocards : GTX 480 SLI or Kepler/6TX 680 ForumGTX480 / GTX 470 Reviews and Discussion ForumGTX 470 or GTX 480 ? ForumGTX 480 or XFIRE 5850s ForumGTX 480 2 way sli Unigine Heaven Bench mark results ForumNvidia Fermi GF100 Benchmarks ( GTX 470 & GTX480 ) ForumGTX 480 /470 Discussion Thread. ForumHD 5970 or GTX 480 ? Please HELP! ForumNew news on GTX 480 & 470 ForumUpgrade to GTX 680 Classified from this? ForumNVIDIA GTX 465 Newegg $279.99 ForumHD 5970 or GTX 480 bottleneck Q9650? Forum[Solved] Cooler 5870? Forum[Solved] Dedicated PhysX card with 5870? ForumGTX 480 Power Pins Question More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !