Best Video Card For Graphic Design

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Monitors' started by swizz182g, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. swizz182g

    swizz182g New Member

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    I have the Samsung 22 Inch Widescreen Moniter and i need to know what is the best video card i should get for graphic design, some 3d design in poser, and flash
     
  2. Impr3ssiv3

    Impr3ssiv3 New Member

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    well most graphics design programs like Photoshop and Illustrator don't really use the GPU that much but when you do 3D work it will benefit more from having a workstation GPU.


    The workstation GPU's are

    nVIDIA~Quadro

    ATI~FireGL

    these aren't cheap cards, even at the low end, but they are design for 3D animation and designing
     
  3. swizz182g

    swizz182g New Member

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    I was actually thinking about getting ATI X1650 Pro 256Mb
     
  4. lovely?

    lovely? New Member

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    uh no, i dont know why but those lagg terribly when made to render 3D in programs other than games
     
  5. tlarkin

    tlarkin VIP Member

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    go with a quadro, you can get a decent work station card perfect for rendering, and yes design applications take advantage of the GPUs for not that expensive.

    We run Quadro cards in our CAD/Animation labs, except for the mac labs they run DDL Nvidia 6800s.
     
  6. The_Other_One

    The_Other_One VIP Member

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    If you don't get a quadro, get something like a 6200 or 7300. I used a 6200 for Poser and it worked much better than my current 7600GT. I think it's some compatibility issue with OpenGL... But either way, a card like an x1600 is more for gaming.
     
  7. tlarkin

    tlarkin VIP Member

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    source: http://barefeats.com/quad04.html

    interesting read and it shows why workstation cards are better over gaming cards for specific tasks.
     
  8. SubDude199

    SubDude199 New Member

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    NOOOOO I just sold mine.. I bough it a month ago and I got out good with only a $60 loss.. it gets TERRIBLE scores in 3dmark06. 1,900 to be exact.. compared to the 7900GTO scoring 6000 stock for only $50 more!
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2007
  9. heyman421

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    quaddro is the way to go

    you can get them with up to 1 gig of video memory, to make up for low system memory speeds in apps like photoshop that are HIGHLY ram speed dependant
     

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