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Poll Results: For CAD software: GTX 680 or Quadro 2000?

 
  • 22% (5)
    GTX 680
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    Quadro 2000
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post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by Hotcarl View Post

Do you have anything else to add ?
anyways like i said and i did some research


Like a moth drawn to the flame - Did you not read the post right before your first one? And there is an edit button.

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i'm not trolling son

You're knocking college kids for referring to SolidWorks recommended system requirements... so yes son, you are.
 
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Go re-read my post, and then go edit yours after you realise I was saying you want quadros and other workstation class cards if you are doing that type of work. if you are just doing simple 2d and basic 3d work, then its way overkill

Also, for your next reply, how about facts, experience, research, and educated opinions instead of the 13 year old banter of yelling "troll"
Edited by Jixr - 5/3/12 at 1:02pm
post #23 of 31

Workstation cards are not being phased out. They don't release card yearly insane like those GeForce because not every industry wants to ugprade $2000 card every year.

 

Those Quadro cards are equivalent to GeForce but they are gear toward application canvas rendering with well developed driver.

 

You won't see the different if you only do light 3D works on both GeForce and Quadro but you will if you start working on heavy models with all kind of details + textures + dynamic lightning in live canvas view. Most of the time you will end up disable lightning shading and force to work in wireframe mode if you're on consumer cards and to be force to use on CPU.

 

Quadro/FirePro has it advantage which enable you to quick render in live editing. That will save you tons of time from going into rendering windows and hit the render button on every changes you made.

 

2 hours to render a scene and you realized there is a bug in the animation or bad textures... here goes another 2 hours render.

     
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^ thank you, someone else who gets it.
post #25 of 31

In respond for the Premier CS export rendering speed is faster with GTX card is due to have more CUDA cores in acceleration.

     
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post #26 of 31
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Go re-read my post, and then go edit yours after you realise I was saying you want quadros and other workstation class cards if you are doing that type of work. if you are just doing simple 2d and basic 3d work, then its way overkill
Also, for your next reply, how about facts, experience, research, and educated opinions instead of the 13 year old banter of yelling "troll"

Sure why not
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lol, unless you are doing either massive solidworks or rendering in revit with live high-detail textures, there is no need for any of those cards. even if are, your $ is much more better off in a better CPU than a GPU
I always get a kick out of all the college jokers in here who have yet to finish school and always suggest cards that are way above their needs.
all this from an IT guy/drafter at one of the largest architecture firms in texas.
I can go on and on why you don't need a high powered card. But w/e.

SolidWorks System Requirement
AutoDesk Requirements
Staple Workstation CAD/Design for some of our clients - HP Z620 with nVidia Quadro 2000

You offered NO suggestions on which graphics card you have had experience with using or that your super large architecture firm uses in Texas
No one here said anything about using a workstation grade graphics card to do basic 2d or 3d work. Everyone has said that you need those if you are wanting to do that type of workload
You sorta alluded to the fact your job title includes drafter

Other than that, you provided none of what you asked of me for in my next reply. Don't like the 13 y/o troll banter? Don't troll man, don't know what else to tell ya.
 
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post #27 of 31
i'm fully aware of solidworks system requirements, the OP said they would be using autocad and maybe 3d max,

the OP also said that his friend might play games on the system as well, which led me to conclude, that the computer would be at home, which leads me to believe that the user does contract type work, or has a small home office/biz, I highly doubt that someone who is doing work from home contract work needs a workstation class card, and I would imagine anyone who knows what they are doing with drafting, would also know what kind of tools they would need to do their trade.

I have people working on old dell dimensions using built in GPU's, simply because the work the user does, does not require a powerful machine, and they don't know how to use the program properly to best utilize the hardware.

Our budget determines what I can build though, If I had it my way, Everyone here would be rocking i5's, with a few exceptions for our guys who do rendering, and I would give them a bit better machines.

The OP has not said exactly what type of work will be done on the computer, which is why I said neither of those cards is needed. ( quadro or the 680 )

and from everything i'm concluding,the user does not do more than 2d and light 3d work, just get what is in your price range. I've never heard of anyone saying that they can tell the difference during drafting from using a little 8400gs or a 680 for simple work like that.
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Now that's much much better +rep thumb.gif
 
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post #29 of 31
Jixr is correct. We use solidworks at work, and use a intel core solo laptop with intel graphics. There is no wait times at all.
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I don't know s**t about what the OP here needs, but I sure know a flamefest when I see one. devil.gif

Edit: Well apparently I just don't know s**t. Look at you guys working things out while I post grouphug.gif
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