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September 25, 2010 11:07:14 AM

how are the new Nvidia cards (GTX470)against older Quadro cards
FX4500

looking to up grade PC but main priority is 3D cad inventor 2011 ( no gaming) but do need to render with Studio max and other rendering packages.

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September 25, 2010 4:42:29 PM

What about the rest of your system? We need more info here...
CAD works not only GPU demanding but also CPU, so combination between a FAST CPU and decent GPU would be great.

If you aren't gaming at all then you can go with Quadro cards, just make sure you have a fast cpu first. :) 
September 25, 2010 5:33:03 PM

wa1 said:
What about the rest of your system? We need more info here...
CAD works not only GPU demanding but also CPU, so combination between a FAST CPU and decent GPU would be great.

If you aren't gaming at all then you can go with Quadro cards, just make sure you have a fast cpu first. :) 

ok snd good

i m only needing to run auto desk CAD inventor pgm
32 or 64 bit so not sure about this either

i have $2200
would like nice monitor
and B&W lasor printer 300dpi min
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September 25, 2010 5:34:35 PM

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September 25, 2010 5:35:44 PM

is $2200 enough for 64bit?
so i can get good Quadro or maybe need 64bit for carg?
September 25, 2010 6:53:52 PM

Looking to build system with i7 950 clocked to 4Gig with water cooling
12 Gig memory (kingston hyper X Tri DDr3- 1600)
and mother Board that can handle Sata 3 drives


but not sure on best way forward for Graphic card

was looking at GTX470 1280 Gb or 2gb GTX460

or would I be better sticking with Quadro as mainly CAD ( inventor 2011 ( but big models) and rendering

will be running windows 7 64 bit

has anybody done a test

Budget is with the zone of the bits we are talking about so £1500 Quadro cards are not in the ball park
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