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December 1, 2010 3:07:49 AM

Hello guys, i need help deciding wich video card is better for me, i use 3d max and photoshop for rendering large interior scenes, i'm not going to use it for gaming or anyting, so i wouldn't like to spend extra money for something i dont need, i just want the view ports to run smooth and increase the render speed as much as possible, my system is the asus p6x58d-e mobo with the core i7-950 and 6gb ram 1600,,, the options i've seen so far are:

Quadro FX 580 512MB

Evga or gigabyte: GeForce GTX 460 , 1280 mb
GeForce GTX 465, 1280 mb

if you think that i should consider other cards, or that i'm going to high for what i need please let me know. thank you.

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December 1, 2010 3:52:10 AM

Hmm... I would say the quadro, because those workstation cards have drivers built specifically for professional 3d (such as 3d max), but seeing as the 580 is such a weak card (32 cuda cores) vs the 460 (336 cuda cores), I'm not sure which is better.

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December 1, 2010 6:21:38 AM

From my personal experience, weaker Quadro FX cards are just not worth the money. If you're spending about $200 on a Quadro FX for 3d work then you'd be better off getting a Geforce card. For that price range a GTX 460 or 465 will out perform a Quadro FX card in pretty much all scenarios.
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December 6, 2010 7:52:47 PM

thanks guys, you have been very helpfull , i guess i'll go for the gtx 460 or 465.
December 8, 2010 10:55:36 AM

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December 8, 2010 2:24:30 PM

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