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  06 June 2013
Will videocard increase performance?

Hello, guys, I am new to this forum.

I started project with very heavy scenes and scene in viewport is very slow.
My system:
Intel i5 3.2 Ghz
16 Gb RAM
Videocard: Nvidia GT640 2Gb

So, the question is: will videocard upgrade increase performance. And what videocard would you recomend?

Thank you!
  06 June 2013
yes video card increase performance
I use Quadro 4000 at work and GTX285 at home
for a scene of 18 billions tris the FPS is about 14 with Quadro and only 4 with GTX285
for a daily work basis you can feel the difference when you set-up a scene and editing at sub-object level
and the temperatures goes up really fast with the GTX
before i download evga speed controls, I had many display freeze and windows crash problems due to over-temperature
honestly when i see the current price of Quadro, which are now equivalent to the price of high level game cards i used to buy few years later, i will definitively by one for my next config
  06 June 2013
Thanks for the info. Highly appreciated.
  06 June 2013
Video cards CAN increase performance. What do you have now?

Be aware of other, new-video-card-less factors like

  1. the number of objects in your scene
  2. type of objects
  3. viewport settings (shaded/realistic)
  4. the version of max you're using
  06 June 2013
I use objects imported from solidworks. They are very detailed and not optimized at all. (manual optimization is not an option due to deadline and budget)

I have about 30 000 000 polys
They are editable polys
Viewport is shaded (works faster than realistic)
I use Max 2012
  06 June 2013
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