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October 30, 2011 3:19:45 AM

I currently have an ATI FireGl V7700 Workstation graphics card ........ building a new P8P67 ws and wonder if I should just dump the old WS card and go with GTX 560 TI or GTX 460 Fermi

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a c 169 U Graphics card
October 30, 2011 7:12:58 AM

Depends.If you're planing to play games,then go for it
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a c 189 U Graphics card
October 30, 2011 1:16:01 PM

^+1
If you are a gamer then you must be disappointed having FireGL card.
Another info, full specs are really going to help us here... :) 
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October 30, 2011 4:54:20 PM

True full specs do help, not much of a gamer on odd occasion may play mostly Photoshop, Cad/Cam 3D but have to admit FireGl V7700 was a great card in it's day it doesn't play as well as one would think with some Cad/Cam programs which lean more to Nvidea......Cad/Cam 3D usualy aren't concerned of rendering so much yes use wire frame and rendering but not to the photo realistic that an Engineer would want to s see his creation.

System in current build.
Asus P8P67 WS Revolution Rev 3
Intel I7-2600K ( choose this over I5 for the Hyperthreading used by most Cad Programs)
16 GB Kingston Hyper X 1600 DDR3 ram
Kingston Hyper X 120gb SSD SATA 3 (OS/Programs)
Kingston Hyper X 240 gb SSD SATA 3 ( working storage)
2 WD Black 500 GB SATA 2 Raid 1 for final storage, archiving (already had these but did consider 2 velociraptors)

So was considering a Graphics Card and was kind of leaning away from workstation class

HD6870

GTX 560 DirectCu II Fermi

GTX 460 Fermi

Quadro 4000 (but not sold on benefit over gaming cards)
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a c 169 U Graphics card
October 30, 2011 5:40:15 PM

What resolution do you play on ?
The best card between those is 560 Ti
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a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2011 5:41:33 PM

if you're gaming than the above mentioned, first three cards will fit that scenario. However, if you use your machine for productivity - e.g as you mentioned above than...your best option would be to go with the quadro.

Workstation/productivity based rigs have tailor made GPU for offloading render work which as you already know is handled best either by quadros or firepro's.

I know what you're going through now cos the machine that i'm writing to you from is used for Photoshop +CAD renders+some Maya tessellations but mostly for gaming. If i had gotten a quadro or a firepro than the gaming would've gone down the toilet. But my productivity is shot down only cos of a gaming grade card.

hope this helps.
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October 31, 2011 3:01:57 AM

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October 31, 2011 3:07:30 AM

so what have you decided on mate?

* thank YOU for the vote.
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