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Eugene Lehnert
What graphics card do you use?
on Sep 11, 2012 at 3:50:54 pm

What graphics card are you running on your system?

I have been running the new Smoke for Mac Beta on my Radeon HD 4870 but I read that the Nvidia Quadro 4000 is the recommended card to use. Would the Nvidia card be much of an improvement? I know very little about graphics cards. There are so many with so many different names that do not make any sense to me. What improvements can I expect with a higher-end card?

I saw this article on FXGUIDE:
http://www.fxguide.com/quicktakes/nvidia-to-launch-quadro-k5000-card-for-ma...

I'm assuming this card will be a huge improvement over the two cards above.

When I'm looking at video cards what tech specs should I be looking at? It seems Nvidia has their own Open GL type thing going on with Cuda?

I also have a duel boot system so ideally the card can work for both Mac and Windows.

Thanks!



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Ross Daly
Re: What graphics card do you use?
on Mar 11, 2013 at 8:23:19 pm

I'm only replying to bump this and hopefully get an answer from someone who knows more. The k5000 officially ships in 4 days, so this is becoming increasingly relevant.


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Ross Daly
Re: What graphics card do you use?
on Mar 11, 2013 at 9:39:46 pm

[Eugene Lehnert] "It seems Nvidia has their own Open GL type thing going on with Cuda?"

That won't help you with Smoke specifically because Smoke doesn't use cuda. It will help you in a few Adobe apps though.

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