Last month I bought a Dell Studio XPS 8100.
It has an Intel Core i5 processor 650 (3.2 Ghz, 4Mb.
6 Gbyte of DDR3 ram.
A Widescreen 1600x900 VGA/HDMI Widescreen panel (not so happy?)
an fitted with a single 1 Gbyte NVideo GeForce GTS 240 video card.
The card seemed to be good for 3D Grafics and GPU applications as normally a
requirement for TurboCAD.
OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
The Video Card has a Specification of:
GeForce GT 240
On November 17, 2009 the GeForce GT 240 was officially launched.
40 nm GT215 GPU.
96 Stream Processors.
8 Raster Operation(ROP) units, 32 Texture Address(TA)/Texture Filter(TF) units.
17.8 billion texels/s fillrate.
550 MHz core clock, with a 1340 MHz unified shader clock.
850 MHz memory, 3400 MHz data rate, with a 128-bit memory interface.
512MB/1GB of GDDR5 memory.
54.4 GB/s memory bandwidth for boards configured with GDDR5 850 MHz memory.
727M transistor count.
DirectX 10.1, Shader Model 4.1, OpenGL 3.2, and PCI-Express 2.0.
Supports 4th generation PureVideo HD technology.
Built-in audio processor for 8 channel LPCM audio output.
Supports CUDA. Compute Capability 1.2.
I thought that I had chosen reasonably well for the price range.
I down loaded the TurboCAD trial and it runs with no apparent problems and quite lively compared to my 5 year old P5.
Now I have read up on the Redsdk and it appears my card doesn't support this?
I'm not over disappointed because the video response seems an advancement and I
don't do those high level renderings some of you guys do, nor do I have pages of drawing plans, but I would appreciate comments on where the GTS 240 lies in the video stakes?