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Hello OCN, Just picking your wisdom here . What graphic card is most suited for use in software such as Adobe Premiere and 3D programs like bryce and 3dMax?

Gaming Card? Other? Mid Range? No Matter?
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Looking at your specs, a memory and processor upgrade would help you MUCH more with those applications. Rendering scenes in those programs uses your CPU and RAM. Also, handling the polygons and textures is done mostly in the RAM as well (for default settings).

I use 3DS Max and my quad core processor renders scenes in 1/4 the time that my old AMD used to render. More cores = more buckets for renderers like Mental Ray and VRay.

But if you want to use NVidia's Gelato or some equivalent that sends the render process over to your video card, I'm pretty sure that you want to go with a workstation card instead of a gaming card. I recommend NVidia's Quadro FX line.
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post #3 of 8
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Its for my dad

His build would be a Q6600 + 2Gb DDR2 800 + P5N-E SLI

So would that be good enough to use with a cheap video card, or should i go with a nvidia quadro fx?
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A basic 8800 GTS 512 (G92) should be more than enough, but if ya got the dough get him 2 of em the new 9 series arn't worth their price tag imo.
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What about work station cards?
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post #6 of 8
An 8800GTS or 9xxx series card won't do you much good for those types of programs. The GeForce cards are made for gaming, not workstations. If you've got the money and as long as you don't plan on gaming, go with the Q6600, 4GB RAM, and a Quadro FX card.

Edit: Make sure that your dad's operating system will recognize 4GB of ram.

Edit #2: What is your budget? This may change a few things.
Edited by Maytridy - 5/27/08 at 8:39pm
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The Budget is budget lol

Ermm what about the lowest models of quadro fc cards such as this one?
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