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Which make of video card (desktop graphics not the expensive stuff) is going to handle stuff like blender, maya and 3ds max the best, I've been playing with some meshes but my 560ti has a really hard time with anything that gets a lot of polys going in 3ds and maya. I don't make money off this so theres no way that I'm going to look at a professional card for some time, but are AMD's desktop cards better at this kind of thing?
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Do they support CUDA?

If yes, then 400/500 series Fermi.

Do they support OpenCL?

If yes, then 7950/7970.
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Originally Posted by KyadCK View Post

Do they support CUDA?
If yes, then 400/500 series Fermi.
Do they support OpenCL?
If yes, then 7950/7970.

But what about for just the 3d manipulation stuff? If I work with a landscape with 4 million vertices then my whole computer turns into a slideshow. It's all OGL and D3D
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Quiet bunch on the graphics card forum, nobody has any insight?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KyadCK View Post

Do they support CUDA?
If yes, then 400/500 series Fermi.
Do they support OpenCL?
If yes, then 7950/7970.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aesir View Post

Quiet bunch on the graphics card forum, nobody has any insight?

If the program support either of those, you have your answer.
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Both are fine for OGL and D3D. It's only important if you're talking about CUDA or OCL.

Pick whatever fits your budget.
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Spec Sheet for Maya: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=15458252&linkID=9242258

It states OpenGL, so you might want to go AMD on this one.
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My HD4850 struggles a lot when I have around 1mill polygons on my scene but I'm going to upgrade to a HD7850 soon so I will let you know how it goes.
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Yeah my big problem is manipulating the view port, not the actual rendering, but I would assume that 3GB vram would help a lot that might be one of my problems, especially with 8000x8000 meshes.
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Quote:
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Yeah my big problem is manipulating the view port, not the actual rendering, but I would assume that 3GB vram would help a lot that might be one of my problems, especially with 8000x8000 meshes.

The 3GB vram will definitely help you in your situation.
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