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 m 0 l Maziar a c 169 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 ? m 0 l Related resources Nvidia Geforce GTX 480 or Radeon 5870?? - Forum Core i7 860+ GTX 480 (or HD 5870) or Core i5 750+HD 5970? - Forum Tesla 2050/2070 or GTX480 for rendering 3dsmax - Forum Ati 5870 vs 480gtx - Forum Nvidia gtx 480 sli or ati 5870 xfire (mobile gpu) - 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! m 0 l 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... m 0 l Maziar a c 169 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 m 0 l _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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Core i7 or 1090T? GTX 470/480 or HD 5870? Forum ASUS ROG Matrix 5870 2GB OR EVGA GTX 480 Superclocked FTW? Forum HD 5870 w/ GTS 250 or GTX 480 Forum GTX 480M vs ATI 5870M CF vs SLI GTX 285M Forum GTX480.Vs.5970.Vs.GTX470 SLI Vs. 5870 CFX Forum GTX 480 or HD 5870? Forum 5870 eyefinity vs. GTX 480 single monitor Forum Ati 5870 > Gtx 480 ????? Forum Ati 5870 or nvidia gtx 480 Forum WTB/T: Asus 5870 for GTX 480 + cash Forum 5870 or GTX 480? Forum ATI Radeon HD 5870(or 5970) or Nvidia GTX 480 Forum NEW HD 5870 2GB or GTX 480??? Forum Graphic Card Decision (4890, 5870, GTX 480) Forum NVIDIA GTX 480 makes benchmarking debut, matches ATI HD 5870 performan Forum 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 !