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My sig rig is built for school studio computer, more like a workstation. I use Adobe CS5 suite, Autodesk Maya, 3DS Max, Mudbox, and whatever else we may need. I am wondering if I could benefit from a second 560 ti. Also if anyone here could help me better understand how to utilize my system to get the fastest render speeds through CUDA or whatever it might be. Thanks a lot.
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No, for the most part it's CPU and you've got a top of the line chip.

You're set for CG work
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Some plugins for After Effects / Premiere use OpenGL and some effects can be powered by
CUDA.
Then its nice to have a good card.
But i don`t thing that you will experience any benefit for another card since your card is fast.
BTW, maybe you check this (its for quadros but anyway):
http://www.nvidia.com/object/builtforadobepros.html
And this:
http://blogs.adobe.com/premiereprotr...miere-pro.html
Edited by Mr.Eiht - 8/1/11 at 3:47am
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No, don't buy a second card. It will be useless. After Effects does use CUDA, however you will need to look up on how to add your card to the global AE settings to use it otherwise it will just render on the CPU. For some reason, nVidia decided it needed limit CUDA processing on the Adobe suite to like 4 GPUs, like 2 of which are Quadros and the other 2 are older cards, one of which is the 8800GTX. I haven't gotten premiere to use CUDA yet.

Render times with the modded file for AE on a 560Ti when processing 1080p video is pretty zippy. Light years faster than on a CPU. I've tested this personally on my workstation in my office.
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