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My friend is 4th year architecture student who also does animation on the side (which also helps with his presentation of his works)

He uses the following programs:
Autodesk Revit
Autodesk Autocad
Blender

His computer currently consists of a:
AMD phenom II x6 1035T
AMD Radeon HD 5870 1gb
OEM dell garbage, that he is soon graduating from

He was wondering for his upgrades, should he get either a quadro card (something not too expensive, we're talking less than $500 expensive) or a regular Geforce card with CUDA gpus. ATI stream is not preferred for him, because he says blender does not yet support it, but Autodesk stuff does.

What gpu would cut his rendering times down significantly with the programs he uses?


Thank you.

Sorry if this should be in the GPU section, didn't know if this is more in graphics software or GPU.
     
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Hey, I moved your thread here since it fits a bit better and you'll get more views.

For what he is doing, a regular GeForce card is probably sufficient. Unless he specifically knows he wants a Quadro card, the performance is generally better for most applications with a regular card. I went from a 5870 myself to a 480 and now to a 580. CUDA is much more prevalent as he knows and the drivers generally work better in CAD situations. As for rendering speeds, it really depends on the program. Does Blender use full GPU rendering or is it mostly CPU? It may not help in the actual rendering process.
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Don't waste the money for a workstation card for Blender. It does not take advantage of the specific drivers and performance implication of these cards. Workstation cards are more suitable for rendering programs like Viz, 3D Studio Max, Maya, and a few others I can't think of at the moment. Since he's willing to spend about $500, I recommend that you buy a 570/580.

Blender benefits from a faster cpu, more ram, and the speed of the gpu (not the special drivers that were made for those rendering programs I had mentioned). FYI, here's a link to the technical page for Blender... http://www.blender.org/education-help/faq/technical/#c502
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Hey, I moved your thread here since it fits a bit better and you'll get more views.
For what he is doing, a regular GeForce card is probably sufficient. Unless he specifically knows he wants a Quadro card, the performance is generally better for most applications with a regular card. I went from a 5870 myself to a 480 and now to a 580. CUDA is much more prevalent as he knows and the drivers generally work better in CAD situations. As for rendering speeds, it really depends on the program. Does Blender use full GPU rendering or is it mostly CPU? It may not help in the actual rendering process.

Thanks Fish biggrin.gif ! That's what I'm trying to find out for him.
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Don't waste the money for a workstation card for Blender. It does not take advantage of the specific drivers and performance implication of these cards. Workstation cards are more suitable for rendering programs like Viz, 3D Studio Max, Maya, and a few others I can't think of at the moment. Since he's willing to spend about $500, I recommend that you buy a 570/580.
Blender benefits from a faster cpu, more ram, and the speed of the gpu (not the special drivers that were made for those rendering programs I had mentioned). FYI, here's a link to the technical page for Blender... http://www.blender.org/education-help/faq/technical/#c502

Actually, he said he's looking for a new gpu BECAUSE blender recently added Full CUDA gpu (not ati's stream thing) support in their new update. This is all he told me really.

I told him to go with a Geforce since his life didn't depend on it, and that once the new gen comes out, 480s will be EVEN cheaper and the new 680s may be quite amazing and worth the price.

I work with Inventor primarily and slowly using Ironcad, and I don't render often, so I live with my cpu pretty fine lol, don't know much about this stuff.

btw: Blenders site is throwing 403 forbiddens in my face.
     
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Actually, he said he's looking for a new gpu BECAUSE blender recently added Full CUDA gpu (not ati's stream thing) support in their new update. This is all he told me really.
I told him to go with a Geforce since his life didn't depend on it, and that once the new gen comes out, 480s will be EVEN cheaper and the new 680s may be quite amazing and worth the price.
I work with Inventor primarily and slowly using Ironcad, and I don't render often, so I live with my cpu pretty fine lol, don't know much about this stuff.
btw: Blenders site is throwing 403 forbiddens in my face.

Well then that's a no-brainer & you've told him correctly...Buy the Nvidia gaming card thumb.gif

BTW...I'm having no problem gettin on the Blender site from the link I had provided. To get to that site page I had linked, just Google Blender, then click the following in this order...Education & Help / FAQ / Technical
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