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Mahlon
12-01-2009, 03:49 PM
Just wondering if more RAM on the video card makes a significant difference when using Mudbox for high poly work? I know that's vague, but I'm just looking for a basic idea of how Mudbox uses video RAM.

Would I be better off going with a newer, lower end Geforce with 1 gig of RAM, or an older 9800 gtx with 512 gigs RAM -- I suppose that's my question....

Thanks,
Mahlon

oglu
12-01-2009, 04:37 PM
not during the sculpting... but if you like to do texture work, grap as much gpu ram you acn get... cause mud stores all the textures in the gpu ram... you can see the ram usage in the right bottom corner...

i recommend a geforce 285 with 2gig of ram...

Mahlon
12-01-2009, 07:24 PM
Thanks for your help!

Mahlon

Mahlon
12-02-2009, 05:58 PM
Another question: Does a card like the 285 gtx (with 2 gigs RAM) split that RAM over it's two processors? So that all you have available at once is 1024 megs? If so, does a 1 gig 200 series card do the same?

Or do you have access to all 2 gigs at once in one application -- in this case Mudbox?

Thanks,
Mahlon

oglu
12-03-2009, 07:55 AM
the 285 has only one chip...
the 295 has two and split the ram and i think mud uses only one...

Mahlon
12-03-2009, 05:39 PM
Thanks again.

Mahlon

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