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best video card for octane

Postby federico » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:52 am

federico Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:52 am
Would it be better a gtx or new quadro?
For example between a gtx480 and a quadro fx5000?
I see many users here have gtx, but I don't know if it is a price before performance related matter.
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Re: best video card for octane

Postby radiance » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:43 pm

radiance Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:43 pm
A GTX480 card is best, it's much faster and cheaper.
You might want to consider the new GTX580, it's cooler.

Having a cheaper quadro alongside it driving your display is the best setup due to quadro drivers offering better support for 3d modeling packages.

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Re: best video card for octane

Postby federico » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:13 am

federico Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:13 am
Thank you very much Radiance...so quadro should be better for modelling purpose while gtx better for rendering phase, is it correct?
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Re: best video card for octane

Postby radiance » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:38 pm

radiance Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:38 pm
federico wrote:Thank you very much Radiance...so quadro should be better for modelling purpose while gtx better for rendering phase, is it correct?


Yeah, that seems to be the best combination, Quadro for 3D DCC apps and a 2nd Geforce for Octane use.

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Re: best video card for octane

Postby GregP » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:35 pm

GregP Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:35 pm
and how about gtx470? is there a huge difference between gtx470 and gtx480? pricewise, gtx480 costs about 130-150€ more afaik..
so, is it worth paying more for gtx480 card considering overall performance with octane?
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Re: best video card for octane

Postby radiance » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:00 pm

radiance Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:00 pm
The GTX470 is not a good buy as you can get a 2GB GTX460 much cheaper and it's nearly as fast. (with the much welcome 2GB of memory instead of 1.2GB.

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Re: best video card for octane

Postby GregP » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:31 pm

GregP Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:31 pm
radiance wrote:The GTX470 is not a good buy as you can get a 2GB GTX460 much cheaper and it's nearly as fast. (with the much welcome 2GB of memory instead of 1.2GB.

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I see, so what would you recommend then in the long run: 2GB GTX460 or to go the whole hog and buy Gigabyte 1,5GB GTX480 which costs twice as much as 460. I mean is it really worth that price?
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Re: best video card for octane

Postby radiance » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:57 pm

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GregP wrote:
radiance wrote:The GTX470 is not a good buy as you can get a 2GB GTX460 much cheaper and it's nearly as fast. (with the much welcome 2GB of memory instead of 1.2GB.

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I see, so what would you recommend then in the long run: 2GB GTX460 or to go the whole hog and buy Gigabyte 1,5GB GTX480 which costs twice as much as 460. I mean is it really worth that price?


I'd recommend to get 2x GTX460 2GB :)

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Re: best video card for octane

Postby GregP » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:23 am

GregP Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:23 am
radiance wrote:
GregP wrote:
radiance wrote:The GTX470 is not a good buy as you can get a 2GB GTX460 much cheaper and it's nearly as fast. (with the much welcome 2GB of memory instead of 1.2GB.

Radiance


I see, so what would you recommend then in the long run: 2GB GTX460 or to go the whole hog and buy Gigabyte 1,5GB GTX480 which costs twice as much as 460. I mean is it really worth that price?


I'd recommend to get 2x GTX460 2GB :)

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Very well then, I'll take that into account, thanks Radiance!
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Re: best video card for octane

Postby jonyfasst » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:34 pm

jonyfasst Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:34 pm
even better is 3 580's goes like stink
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