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i would like to upgrade my GPU but i can not upgrade to a fermi card because performance in blender is just awful, even my current card beats all the fermi cards performance wise due to 2sided hardware restriction (according to NVIDIA) in 3d apps.

so i either upgrade to a Nvidia 2xx series or i try an other AMD card which i had very bad experience in the past when it came to 3d apps:/

so i have an offer to get a gtx 295 for about 150chf or get a 6850 for about 200chf...

anyone has a new AMD card an uses blender or any other 3d app and can tell me how the performance and opengl driver support is?
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you should have posted in this are http://www.overclock.net/graphics-cards-general/
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yeah seems i overlooked that... the dual pcb 295 are 2 gtx 270? or what exactly is it?
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Gtx 295.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tryagainplss View Post
Gtx 295.
waht are you saying? there are 2 different 295, a single and a dual pcb version... and if the 2xpcb version is something like sli then i would be better of with a 285 since blender does not profit from sli:O
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Both the single and dual PCB 295's are dual GPU's so it is SLI, though you can turn off SLI for your '3d apps' and enable when you want to run games. I would try and look for a 260/275/285. 260's can be had pretty cheap, though the 285 will be the fastest single core 2xx series card.
 
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thanks a lot for the information + rep
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