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Hey guys.

The topic says it all. I'm looking for the best graphics card (for a friend) for $350 or less for the maya, realflow, photoshop, and after effects. I can probably convince said friend to go to $350 or $360 with rebate, but I'd rather not have to. I was hoping to find a GTX670 for at or under $350, but it looks like only the 2GB RAM versions are down there. Not sure if that's good enough or not for the aforementioned programs. The 7950 is definitely looking appealing at under $300, but yeah, not a user of those programs. Out of my depth here.

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http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=75403&vpn=ZT-60303-10P&manufacture=Zotac&promoid=1312

Pretty damn close to your budget, if you are willing to add a little bit of fund.
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based on your question....
if the card is to be seriously put to work for "maya, realflow, photoshop, and after effects"
the TRULY best one is a QUADRO (the 2000d) not a gtx.

if what you (your friend) want is a card for "Gaming" but occasional "work"
then yes the GTX670 or the 7950 are the best options thumb.gif
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Posting from work, but no, she does not game (that I know of). I did not know the Quadro cards were even in this price range, let alone better for the tasks mentioned than a gtx card. I'll have to look into those.
    
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Now home from work, I'm realizing that I have absolutely no knowledge of Nvidia's workstation GPU naming conventions. I don't know what's newer, better, more applicable, whatever for the aforementioned rendering programs.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BBEG View Post

Now home from work, I'm realizing that I have absolutely no knowledge of Nvidia's workstation GPU naming conventions. I don't know what's newer, better, more applicable, whatever for the aforementioned rendering programs.

Lets do a quick compare.

Quadro 2000, 192 CUDA cores, memory bandwidth 42 GB/s.

Quadro 4000, 256 CUDA cores, memory bandwidth 89 GB/s.

GTX 460, 336 CUDA cores, memory bandwidth 115 GB/s.

GTX 670, 1344 CUDA cores, memory bandwidth 192 GB/s.

GTX 680, 1536 CUDA cores, memory bandwidth 192 GB/s.

Lets not forget the amount of VRAM the cards come with either. The Quadro 2000 is a 1GB card and the Quadro 4000 is a 2GB card. The 670/680 come in 2, 3 and 4GB versions (plus some random off the wall variants to this) which equates to better rendering, especially at 4k resolutions.

Just because it is a professional card doesn't mean it is going to work better. I'm building a workstation for someone currently and even with their massive $5500 budget I'm not opting for a professional card. The K20 is rather sweet, but for $2k+ it doesn't provide the performance boost over a 680 or 690 to budget it in.

Stick with a 670. It will be his best bet by far for the price range. The Quadro 2000/4000 are extremely outdated and not worth the price for the performance they bring to the table.
Edited by TwilightEscape - 2/11/13 at 7:53pm
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But aren't double precision FP calculation gimped to 1/24th on Kepler based gaming cards? This would mean that even a Quadro 4000 would outperform a GTX 680 by a significant margin (assuming you do calculate double precision FP).
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You can get the Quadro 2000 , Quadro 4000 (used) , Firepro V5900, or Firepro W5000 (GCN) for around that. Wouldn't buy the Fermi Quadros though. The only Kepler out is K5000. K20 is Kepler Tesla not Quadro.


http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/AutoDesk-Maya-2013-GPU-Acceleration-166
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After our AutoDesk AutoCAD 2013 and Adobe Photoshop CS6 articles, our results for Maya 2013 surprise us a bit. Until now, we've seen the NVIDIA Geforce cards dominating our benchmarks, but this time the AMD FirePro cards were the clear winner. Also contrary to our other application benchmarks, both the AMD and NVIDIA workstation series beat their desktop equivalents.


http://www.cgchannel.com/2011/10/review-professional-gpus-nvidia-vs-amd-2011/
Benchmark results
Quote:
Maya 2012
Maya is one of Autodesk’s three major 3D modeling, animation and rendering packages. Its display technology is built upon the OpenGL API and is heavily optimized for it.

Overall, the FirePro cards take a slight lead over the Quadro cards here, with the surprise being the two new FirePro cards – the V5900 and V7900 – which outpace both the other FirePros and most of the Nvidia cards, bar the Quadro 6000. (I was told during my product briefing on the V5900 and V7900 that their drivers have a feature called ‘geometry boost’: a set of special optimizations for Maya that enable the cards to push polygons around faster. It seems to work.)

Averaging the scores from the three tests, the cards place in the following order, from fastest to slowest:

Quadro 6000
FirePro V7900
FirePro V5900
FirePro V8800
FirePro V7800
Quadro 5000
FirePro V5800
FirePro V4800
Quadro 4000
Quadro FX 5800
Quadro 2000
Quadro FX 3800
FirePro V3800


http://www.anandtech.com/show/5769/dell-precision-t3600-review-dells-new-enterprise/4

www.deskeng.com/articles/aabhrx.htm .. comparison of W5000, W7000, V7900 and V5900

Even a Quadro 2000 would do rather well.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4299/dell-precision-t1600-workstation-class/2



http://www.xtremehardware.com/recensioni/schede-video/amd-radeon-hd-7950-in-single-e-crossfirex-tutta-la-potenza-dei-28nm-a-prezzo-scontato-201203066589/?start=9

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/nvidia-quadro-k5000_4.html#sect1



http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2070/3/


http://www.nitroware.net/reviews/224-sapphire-hd7950oc?start=15 (HD7950)


http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/asrock_x79_extreme11,5.html (GTX 580)

* Disclaimer: Specview results also based on CPU, mobo, RAM
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