AutoCAD 2013: 2D Performance
2D Performance: Everyone’s Close
We used AutoCAD 2013 and Cadalyst Systems Benchmark 2012 for our 2D performance benchmarks. The bottom line is that all of the cards, even the older and lower-end ones, perform about the same when it comes to 2D tasks. The FirePro V3900, priced at $115, manages to win the Cadalyst Performance Index for 2D performance.
I bet most professionals wont touch these cards until atleast 3-4 driver revisions. These cards are newer, and perform worse than competitions older.
2. Also, how do the consumer cards perform on these pro softwares ?
in the end I'm glad to see that AMD graphic section is trying to make an effort, not like the their proc section..
So depending on what you use it for, it may very well be a great choice.
Yes, this is a brand new architecture and yes, performance improvements will continue to be made with subsequent driver optimizations.
AFAIK, its not possible now to BIOS mod a regular 7970 into a W9000. AMD and Nvidia have become smarter.