Any Suggestions For Mid To High End Graphic Card With Maya 2013 / Mudbox Etc.?

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  04 April 2013
Question Any Suggestions For Mid To High End Graphic Card With Maya 2013 / Mudbox Etc.?

My Quadro 5600 has just died on me & I can't afford another one like that. Could I use a gaming card? Some folk say that the GeForce GTX range is a good choice or even the ATI FirePro 7900, what GTX card would do the job or is it better to opt for a mid range Quadro? (budget around $700). I normally do a lot of rendering with mid to high poly count, Mudbox & some work with AE & Photoshop.

My set up is:
P6t Deluxe V2 (oc to 3.4)
i7-920 Processor
12 gb memory Mushkin
Thermaltake 750w power unit
Noctua twin fan
Dual monitors

Really appreciate any help.


Last edited by Mickolboy : 04 April 2013 at 10:19 AM.
  04 April 2013
if i had the money i would go for a titan... or the new little one...

for less money i would grab a 580 with 3gb of ram...

Last edited by oglu : 04 April 2013 at 08:05 AM.
  04 April 2013
I have gtx 580 at home and it's a
pretty decent card. There are some minor
problems in maya but nothing serious really.
Mudbox works great and PS & AE no problemos too.
  04 April 2013
Thanks for your advice, I've seen a couple of quadro 5800's going for around 700$ (each) on ebay, don't know if this sounds dodgy. What about a GTX 680 with 4gigs?

Last edited by Mickolboy : 04 April 2013 at 08:15 PM.
  04 April 2013
you buy a quadro for a 700$ for sure
  04 April 2013
Well I'm using an EVGA GTX 680 with 4 GB vram and I find it's more than sufficient for all I do.

Mudbox is a pretty quick responding little app as it is, and when it comes to moving heavy models around and sculpting, my GTX 285 did great too.

But the real issue is video ram, and Mudbox will eat it up very quickly. It has some options for dealing with heavy video ram scenes, but the best bet with Mudbox is to get as much vram as you can.

I agree with oglu - I'd love to have a Titan...

As for Maya... well I'm a Softimage and Mudbox user and just happened to notice "Mudbox" in the thread title here . I'm sure a GTX 560, 580, etc would do fine with Maya.
  04 April 2013
Thanks for your advice. Do you think it's worth splashing out on a Quadro 4000 or sticking to the cheaper GTX 680?
  04 April 2013
In my experience quadro cards have a lot more issues with maya than the geforce equivalents. I would go for the geforce.
"No, the movement is good, it just has to travel faster from spot A to spot B in the same amount of time."
  04 April 2013
Ok, cheers, I'll probably get the 680!
  04 April 2013
I can only agree with lostparanoia. had 2 quadro cards and both have performed worse/had far more bugs and problems then the 6-7 geforce cards i have had.
Voxels for dinner.
_____________ maya vfx blog
  04 April 2013
Used to be you had to get a Quadro if you wanted a lot of v-ram, but that's not the case anymore.
They had a good run, they milked it for all it was worth, but it's pretty evident to everyone by now that they can build monstrously powerful video cards for less than $3,000.

Nvidia's gaming cards, i.e., Ge-Force and GTX, have never let me down, never left me wanting for more. They've kept up very well with our needs as CG artists... and as gamers.
  04 April 2013
Thanks for your reply. I remember my first build 11 years ago, I got a GeForce Sparkle, can't remember the name, something insanely low on power which cost around 50€, of course very slow with Maya, but incredibly, it had the smoothest orbiting characteristics (with the original Sparkle driver) than even the FX 5600. Gonna go with a GTX 680 4gb.
  04 April 2013
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