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I want to get a GPU for a friend that works in cad a bunch, what would be better a gt430 or 5670?
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post #2 of 19
Neither?

Workstation GFX for both Nvidia and ATI
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You should look into getting some workstation cards such as Nvidia Quadro cards which will excel much better at cad than either of those cards by far
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Workstation cards are seriously overpriced...
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Workstation cards are seriously overpriced...
Because those who need workstation cards are professional 3D artists

Not teenage gamers like us
post #6 of 19
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yeah im not talking bout 3d modeling and stuff. The program he uses(sigmanest) recommends a video card with good opengl support.
Edited by Dwood - 4/30/11 at 7:35am
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yeah im not talking bout 3d modeling anf stuff. The program he uses(sigmanest) recommends a video card with good opengl support.
For ATI, any 58xx or 6xxx card is good for OpenGL applications
Not sure about Nvidia
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any half decent card will do. i do basic cad on my gtx260 and it dose just fine.
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post #9 of 19
You can get yourself a 8800GT or equal (at min.) for autocad. You're not doing any 3D rendering and that can easily handle autocad. Running an 8800GT w/ autocad 2009 (perfectly) at home on my other rig.
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why not gts450? Is it too pricey?
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