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Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 2:44:09 AM | video cards

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just wondering what everyone is running in there comps in reguards to video and graphics cards, my company is looking to upgrade and from what my manager is saying we could be doing anything from a $500 to a $5k+ upgrade

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Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 7:33:51 PM | video cards

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Mine's NVIDIA Quadro 128MB and it runs ok, though a 512 would be nice. I suggest you invest more on the processor and RAM. Graphics card normally aids you on screen only, but once you plot/print it all depends on your printer max. dpi. For presentation, you'll probably be limited to the max dpi of your digital projector.

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Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 5:53:34 PM | video cards

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Just get a good basic card 128-256 MB of RAM will work.

We build a custom machine from the ground up for about $1,360, using old monitor and I/O devices (mouse etc...)

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz Windows Professional x64 4 Gig 1066 Crucial RAM ATI 100-505148 FireGL V3400 128MB 256-bit 2 10,000 Western Digital Raptor (Not RAID configured) Check out the benchmarking threads over at AUGI  


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Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 6:38:38 PM | video cards

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Hi, processor and RAM it's very important but ALSO Video card too, some problems and issues in Revit are from Video card, i have ATI Radeon 1600 - 512MB and until now is very good, no more problems with Open-GL or some crashes in Revit...

 


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Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 11:25:17 PM | video cards

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the problem we get is that the images we make in revit dont come out in solid colour, there will b strips or sections missing and CAD group said that this was a video card problemwhat where thinking of doing is getting one of the new NVIDIA mother boards and throwing 2 new 1GB DDR3 cards in it, thought ive been told 2 GB DDR3 > 16GB DDR2 so we may have a monster on our hands...

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Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 2:29:22 PM | video cards

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I know that Revit tends to get along with some video cards better than others, it's sounds like you are having display issues because Revit doesnt like your card/driver.

You will not see a significant improvement in preformance between a $200.00 dollar card and a $1000.00 card and Revit will not benifit at all from a SLI (two cards) setup.  Here is a good thread about video cards, I urge you to read through the popular threads regarding hardware at AUGI.


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Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 2:16:35 AM | video cards

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In my opinion, graphics cards won't aid much, but it is important to be able to see performance on screen so investing in a decent graphics card is necessary. For me a 128 is too little, you'll definitely need to get something that performs better to get a decent experience. I'm partial to nvidia even though the company seems to be sinking. Overclocking's always been a big deal to me even though i'm not a gamer.

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Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 11:57:18 AM | david66

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Quoting david66 from 2008-10-25 21:16:35

"I'm partial to nvidia even though the company seems to be sinking."

what do you mean by this statement?

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Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 4:16:20 PM | video cards

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I attended an AUGI camp earlier this year and asked the Nvidia Rep they had there about the graphic card memory and he told me that Revit doesn't actually use the graphic memory except for Rendering (if I remember correctly). I told him I use a Quadro 1500 at home and he said that is more than enough to create models it is more about the driver and my system than graphic card memory. I have a Dell Precision desk top at work with a Quadro 3700 and my home computer works better.

Home-Custom built-Fox conn mb, Raptor 10000rpm hd, Gskill 6GB mem, XP 64 bit, Quadro 1500

Work-Dell Precision T3400, 4GB mem, XP 32 bit, Quadro 3700

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Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 4:24:11 PM | video cards

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Very nice!

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