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  12 December 2012
After trying different cards and nvida and a radeon and both are showing the same issues I am inclined to think this is a software/settings issue. I can easily handle 5+ mill Faces in Blender so I am at a point where I am going to have to get a firepro card to really be able to use max (Sorry guys been main-lining AMD for years and wont give it up) Or I completely relearn how to model and use blender.
  12 December 2012
I'm getting a workable 5-10fps on 15-20 mil scenes in Nitrous with the highest viewport settings and highest bitmaps display settings, in shaded mode (a bit less in realistic) on a 3gb 580gtx. I have no idea where your problem lies, but I'm not so sure a firepro would solve it...
  12 December 2012
Originally Posted by Akitus: ...I am inclined to think this is a software/settings issue.

i would have to agree, and unfortunately don't have any suggestions for that...

if the AMD forum supporters don't have suggestions, you can always try this part of the Area forums:

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  12 December 2012
FirePro is the only AMD cards certified to be used by Autodesk
  12 December 2012
"Certified by AD" doesnt mean all that much in the "certified" real world By all accounts, pro cards are not worth the investment at all when coupled with Max. Another thing is ram, do you have 4gb in total or 4 x 4gb? Maybe you could send over you file?
  12 December 2012
I have a total of 16GB of ram not sure why the report came out that way.
  12 December 2012
Well, it shouldnt be for lack of ram then. I experience this sluggishness when I had a scene with around 40 different particle systems set up as fountains. As soon as I scrubbed the time slider, the fps dropped to unusable levels. But I frequently edit trees with a million polys and up to workable levels.

Last edited by vlad : 12 December 2012 at 11:52 PM.
  12 December 2012
Yeah vlad this is why I am so puzzled, Blender has no issues with any thing I am doing which is why I am disappointed that Max will not work on my system. I have no idea what to try next..

EDIT: Well I ran the AMD System monitor and the all I saw is one core get maxed for a second the Vram never exceeded 30% and the system RAM never exceeded 18% so it there anything anyone can think of that could cause Max to behave so badly.

Last edited by Akitus : 12 December 2012 at 06:38 PM.
  12 December 2012
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