TurboCAD Forums

The Ultimate Resource for TurboCAD Knowledge

Register
 
Interested in some really terrific mobile apps? Visit www.turboapps.com for details.

Video card
Read 3132 times
May 15, 2012, 10:49:06 PM
Hi,

Would appreciate if any tech heads could comment on video cards quoted in a couple of new machines i'm looking at.

They are different from recomended V19 GPU accelarators but can't find if better or worse.

thanks
Brett
1GB AMD RADEON HD 6450 1 DP & 1 DVI, No adapter , Full Height
1 GB NVIDIA Quadro 600 (1DP & 1DVI-I) (1DP-DVI & 1DVI-VGA adapter

Logged
FerrariDrafting (Find me on Facebook)
Australia
V16 deluxe
v17 plat
v19 plat
V20 Plat
V21 Plat
TC2016 plat


* May 16, 2012, 12:29:16 PM
#1
Just Key in the name part in Google and look for them on Wikipedia:

Radeon 6000 series: ( -- like so -->  RADEON HD 6450  wiki)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Islands_%28GPU_family%29


Quadro FX 600 PCI    NV34GL  same  Chip also used in GeForce 5200 Ultra
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_Quadro

FX Series:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_FX_Series

Red SDK
http://www.redway3d.com/pages/redsdk.php

See chiplist

And Considering the low price of moving up to a midrange Graphics processor -- maybe you should rethink that...
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/search.asp?keywords=Radeon+6750

Good Luck with your decision!  ;D

« Last Edit: May 16, 2012, 12:35:17 PM by WillR »

Logged
WillR
SW:TC 21 Pro Platinum, FM15, 20 Pro Platinum 64 Bit, also V 19.1 64Bit & 32 bit 17.2 and 18.1; Furniture Maker 14 and 10. HW: Vista 64 Ultimate, AMD 1090 (6 core) 8GB memory Plus also an AMD  8 core systemFX


* May 17, 2012, 04:25:41 PM
#2
As a AMD user I have good experience with the AMD FirePro V3700 although it inexpressive and entry level IMO proven to be reliable graphic card.AMD has release a new v3900 card which I been considering to upgrade.The v3700 does cohabitant with REDSDK.I'm able to view video,TV,play back mp3 files with no restrictions.

Only maintenance is to update the drivers periodically.What I like about the V3900 its can be utilize with 32 and 64 bit and larger memory.As little tip keep an eye open because some graphic cards need a certain power supply requirements .

To follow up on your post would require side by side comparison which I unable to provide since
I don't use those cards.When comes to Graphic cards,Computers,etc.the specs are more relevant to me than brand name.


http://www.amd.com/us/products/workstation/graphics/ati-firepro-3d/v3900/Pages/v3900.aspx?lid=firepro_graphics&lpos=HP_bottom_bucket#4
« Last Edit: May 17, 2012, 04:50:15 PM by wd »

Logged
Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement Henry Ford
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent Isaac Newton
I have not failed Ive just found 10,000 ways that won't work Thomas Edison


May 18, 2012, 01:03:58 AM
#3
Thanks for the responses guys - i forgot aout wiki.

Logged
FerrariDrafting (Find me on Facebook)
Australia
V16 deluxe
v17 plat
v19 plat
V20 Plat
V21 Plat
TC2016 plat


* May 18, 2012, 12:23:34 PM
#4
I forgot to mention power as well.

Some of the high performance cards require special six prong connectors.

When you buy a card -- LOOK at it. Ask for the adapter cables if you are not sure.

All my new supplies have two of those connectors so I can add the really Hot cards if I decide to -- otherwise you need adapters to adapt to an old style four prong connector used for 5 1/4" disk drives.

It can be really frustrating if they are missing...

Most of the good NEW STYLE 600W supplies should have the cables included -- ask anyway.

If you put in a supply for the newer fast cards which require plugs you should probably have a 600W supply as a minimum.


Logged
WillR
SW:TC 21 Pro Platinum, FM15, 20 Pro Platinum 64 Bit, also V 19.1 64Bit & 32 bit 17.2 and 18.1; Furniture Maker 14 and 10. HW: Vista 64 Ultimate, AMD 1090 (6 core) 8GB memory Plus also an AMD  8 core systemFX


May 18, 2012, 02:37:04 PM
#5
Thanks,

I'll pass it on, I have a mate thats gravitated into IT, so I've got him on 'mates' rates.

Currently working on a bog standard 3 year old dell laptop and really looking forward to an upgrade.

seeya
exdraftee

Logged
FerrariDrafting (Find me on Facebook)
Australia
V16 deluxe
v17 plat
v19 plat
V20 Plat
V21 Plat
TC2016 plat


May 18, 2012, 04:13:01 PM
#6
A point is to make sure that you do have enough power for the new video card.  I bought a fancy new nVidia one a couple of months ago (it's hopelessly obsolete now, of course, they probably don't support it any more), and then had to go back and buy a new power supply, and then that one blew up, so I had to go back and get another, bigger one...

Roland

Logged
Roland Aldridge
Windows 7 ultimate, Core i7 3.07GHz, 4 cores, 9G memory GEForce GTX 285


May 19, 2012, 04:30:53 AM
#7
Thanks Roland will keep in mind.

Logged
FerrariDrafting (Find me on Facebook)
Australia
V16 deluxe
v17 plat
v19 plat
V20 Plat
V21 Plat
TC2016 plat