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Best videocard for rendering. Budget: $300

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Hello there guys, I'm building a computer essentially for rendering and modeling, no gaming. So I was going to pick me a GTX 4XX or 5XX card, because I heard CUDA would do me a big favor when rendering. But then I read about the worksation cards and how they're supposed to be much more efficient for that kind of work and I had absolutely nowhere to look for comparisons between them and "gaming cards" rendering, aside from the fact that there's not much info about 'em AT ALL.

I'll be using mostly MentalRay for rendering so, plz, help me out guys!
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id say the 460 is your best bet. Its the best Price/performance card out right now.
    
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Evga 560 Ti then try to use there Step up program and if you have an extra $$$ by then get a 570 even 580
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