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Old 06 June 2013   #1
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!
 
Old 06 June 2013   #2
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
 
Old 06 June 2013   #3
Thanks for the info. Highly appreciated.
 
Old 06 June 2013   #4
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
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Old 06 June 2013   #5
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
 
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