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I currently have a 6950 on this rig, and i want to buy a second card that will be used for rendering and gpu acceleration.

my budget is small, cuz i don't do heavy work. but i expect even a small graphics card that can support this feature to be an improvement.

i am looking for suggestions and things i should be looking out for when i purchase such a card.
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Well performance rendering is usually in the Quadros, but price/performance ratio is the FirePro series.

 

I have experience with both, but your limiting factor will be your budget, which I have no idea what it is.

 

Are there not Catalyst plugins for standard cards?  I could of swore a 69xx could run those programs with the plugin.

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Originally Posted by RagingCain View Post

Well performance rendering is usually in the Quadros, but price/performance ratio is the FirePro series.

I have experience with both, but your limiting factor will be your budget, which I have no idea what it is.

Are there not Catalyst plugins for standard cards?  I could of swore a 69xx could run those programs with the plugin.

does anyone know about this?
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does anyone know about this?

He just said he has experience, and needs to know your budget. thumb.gif
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