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Upgrading to a good graphics card for Autocad and gaming?

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September 25, 2011 6:57:10 AM

Hello,

Right now I have a Nvidia Quadro 2000 (its a loan gfx card) and it performs well, running games like battlefield bad company 2 at 50 fps max settings with fraps (60fps without fraps on max settings) and Autocad and 3ds max as smooth as butter on toast. But as most people would know this card is expensive and that has ruled it out for me.

The gaming doesn't have to be excellent for me, just around 60fps on medium-high settings shall do, but the main focus is on the Autocad and design work.

I need a card that will perform excellent on both next-gen games and Autocad as well as being affordable. I know Nvidia are partnered with Autodesk and that is why im leaning towards a Nvidia card, but if anyone knows of a card that is an ATI equivalent to Nvidia's cards that would be helpful :) 

Thanks in advance guys!

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September 25, 2011 7:04:22 AM

What's your budget? :) 
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September 25, 2011 7:30:56 AM

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What's your budget? :) 


My budget is to stay within the $300 mark, anything higher would need to be justified :D  Sorry for the late reply, new to the site :S
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September 25, 2011 11:35:29 AM

Hello,

Right now I have a Nvidia Quadro 2000 (its a loan gfx card) and it performs well, running games like battlefield bad company 2 at 50 fps max settings with fraps (60fps without fraps on max settings) and Autocad and 3ds max as smooth as butter on toast. But as most people would know this card is expensive and that has ruled it out for me.

The gaming doesn't have to be excellent for me, just around 60fps on medium-high settings shall do, but the main focus is on the Autocad and design work.

I need a card that will perform excellent on both next-gen games and Autocad as well as being affordable. I know Nvidia are partnered with Autodesk and that is why im leaning towards a Nvidia card, but if anyone knows of a card that is an ATI equivalent to Nvidia's cards that would be helpful

Thanks in advance guys!
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September 25, 2011 11:36:28 AM

My budget is $300
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September 25, 2011 11:46:03 AM


Nah , unfortunately you have to stick with Nvidia to have Cuda.
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September 25, 2011 12:19:28 PM

This next topics has been merged by Mousemonkey
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    September 25, 2011 12:35:50 PM

    Mousemonkey said:
    This next topics has been merged by Mousemonkey
  • A good graphics card for Autocad and gaming?


  • Any thoughts?
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    September 25, 2011 12:43:22 PM

    chrisguitar said:
    Any thoughts?

    Yes, please don't post duplicate threads. ;) 
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    September 25, 2011 12:47:25 PM

    Mousemonkey said:
    Yes, please don't post duplicate threads. ;) 


    -.-

    I meant on the topic itself? is the GTX 560Ti or GTX 550Ti good for Autocad as well as gaming?
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    September 25, 2011 12:48:28 PM

    I don't know as I don't use Autocad.
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    September 25, 2011 12:51:35 PM

    Mousemonkey said:
    I don't know as I don't use Autocad.


    Its good for gaming though? will it be good enough for bf3 @ 60fps, 1920x1080? (estimate?)
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    September 25, 2011 12:55:20 PM

    Again I don't know as the game hasn't been released yet and I can't be bothered with speculation of this kind.
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