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Graphics card for adobe/dual 30in

Can someone recommend a good gpu for me please.

My needs: It needs to run dual 30 in dell monitors. I use my computer to watch movies, adobe suite, zbrush, and maya modeling, and 2d animation programs. No games. I paint with a tablet/cintiq so I appreciate less lag between touch and screen.

Budget: I don't really want to spend more than 600 unless it will be like this mind blowing performance upgrade.

I can wait for kempler I'm running a gfx 460 now and its good. If i can also attach my cintiq too that would be fresh. I'm open to multiple cards, if needed even if it costs more than 600.

My system is:
3930k - I'm not overclocking my cpu.
36gb ram
asus sabertooth
seasonic plat 1000w
haf-x
dell u3011
dell u3008
cintiq
(all bought and put together already)

thanks
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    For professinal modelling 3D Rendering etc:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133324

    but the prices are high.

    i would recommend going with nvidia due to CUDA some modelling applications will let you share the video load with CPU since you have an extreme cpu.

    for that price you could go with a 580 3GB:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130655

    but i would recommend waiting for kepler nvidia graphics to be released if you can, you will probably find a better price/performance there, the tests are saying that Kepler architecture is 3X faster than Fermi.

    EDIT: a 3GB version will be better for you since you wan't to work with multimonitor and probably will use high resolution textures on 3D modelling.
  2. thanks bro
  3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150591

    You would get better performance out of this card and with eyefinity which is made for multiple monitors you have the option to add more monitors.
  4. thanks for the reply.
    I was thinking about the 7970 because of eyefinity, but when I went to the website I couldnt see what advantage eyefinity offers for my situation. Also I think I read somewhere that the adobe suite makes use of cuda cores(couldve been nivdia website :p ) and I haven't read anything about AMD.

    I was planning on waiting for the gtx680, but I have no experience in AMD and was wondering if eyefinity makes a big difference.

    thanks
  5. lightcrab said:
    thanks for the reply.
    I was thinking about the 7970 because of eyefinity, but when I went to the website I couldnt see what advantage eyefinity offers for my situation. Also I think I read somewhere that the adobe suite makes use of cuda cores(couldve been nivdia website :p ) and I haven't read anything about AMD.

    I was planning on waiting for the gtx680, but I have no experience in AMD and was wondering if eyefinity makes a big difference.

    thanks


    Amd card are good for gaming, but for work i would recommend Nvidia.

    eyefinity is cool, but for a good performance you will need 2 graphics card... so you can also do "eyefinity" with nvidia, but they recommend using SLI video cards and you will be able to run 3 screens in 3D... amd does not even have 3D resource, you will have to take third party drivers...

    i would recommend nvidia, and yes if you can wait to see kepler series, otherwise i would go with 580...
  6. Thank you for your responses. I'll go for 680 then 7970
  7. Best answer selected by lightcrab.
  8. Look at ppbm5 and http://www.studio1productions.com/Articles/PremiereCS5.htm to see some benchmarks with different cards. Turns out it doesnt matter all that much. Basically if it has enough cuda cores and bandwitch, its going to work great. A 680 is faster than a gtx 560 or something, but not by that much.
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