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Graphics Cards

Post by janetb » 09 Jan 2016, 23:53

Hi Guys!

My old graphics card died and I need advice on what get. All my 3d work (20 years) is in trueSpace, so I need to know that what I get will play nice with TS. I don't use any other 3d apps so far.

I have:
Intel Core i7-870 2.93 8M 1333 with 8GB DDR3 1333MHz.
My dead card is a Gainward GeForce® GT 730 2048MB SilentFX Barcode: 426018336-3224

The store is recommending a SAPPHIRE NITRO Radeon™ R7 360 2G D5. Any comments? I have only had GeForce. I am not very savvy regarding card specs. I don't do any gaming--just graphics. My 3d work is product design---no scenes or animation.

Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!

Janet

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Re: Graphics Cards

Post by bitkar » 11 Jan 2016, 16:25

graphics card is not closely related to tS as far as graphic drivers are ok. I think any card should work. You dont even need 2gigs of videoRAM for tS.
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Re: Graphics Cards

Post by v3rd3 » 11 Jan 2016, 23:14

These days graphics cards purchases are really driven by either budget or by specific requirements for any programs you run.

For example, if you want to run photoshop all you need for graphics is a video card with a minimum of 512mb of memory that can support 1024x768 resolution using Open GL2.0.

Adobe recommend 1GB as an improvement but if you just want to get by on the smallest card ... this is it.

Current generation video cards are really necessary for current game engines, not so much for 3d tools.

I prefer Nvidia as a supplier largely because I view their driver support to be superior to AMD. I used Radeon cards before AMD bought them out and that experience left a bad taste in my mouth so I simply swore them off.

I suspect that for the near future the cpu will continue to be the more important consideration and the amount of memory and the speed of the gpu to be second.

I run a GTX 560 that I bought a few years ago for hundreds of dollars and today can replace it with a GTX 730 for tens of dollars (around 70 bucks). More than enough for most current software as well as TS.

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Re: Graphics Cards

Post by pugman 1 » 12 Jan 2016, 07:59

I dont know your buget but if you need a card only for 3d then nvidea qudro or amd firepro .
I have the firepro v7800 awsome card for 3d but no cuda shame. i would like to get a quadro
but ther big bucks
just for the info i run i7 3770k ,32gig ram amd firepo ,this setup kicks cuda ass every time i test in blender
the same set up only with a nvidea gt760 .
whatch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4ZMZwZqz9Y" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Graphics Cards

Post by bitkar » 30 Apr 2018, 06:52

I just bought a new graphics card. Its a Radeon RX580 from MSI. Iam a bit shocked by temperatures its made to run at (and indeeds runs at). At 100% during gaming my GPU temp is in range of 70-80C. So its also a bit noisy sometimes as the fans try to cool it down. I thought its too much but I googled other ppl having the same temps, so I guess its normal. Even nvidia cards (i googled temps of GTX1070 and they were similar)
Before I had Radeon HD7870 and fans only got from silent to audible, but still very ok. Shame i dont know the temperature (googling it brings the temp values to about 60-65C).

I would like to make a survey to find out when this has happened. Can you pls write your card type and its temp in a full load, like gaming for 10 min. at least? Old and new cards. If you can, also pls write fan speeds.
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Re: Graphics Cards

Post by Emmanuel » 30 Apr 2018, 08:13

Asus AMD HD5770 Fanless. Never exceeds 60°.

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Post by Draise » 30 Apr 2018, 14:00

Yeah, 60-70c is pretty standard. if it goes above 80c to 100c, then you can start worrying.

These are great for winters.

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Post by bitkar » 30 Apr 2018, 14:53

Draise wrote:
30 Apr 2018, 14:00
Yeah, 60-70c is pretty standard. if it goes above 80c to 100c, then you can start worrying.

These are great for winters.
ya, this summer is gonna be pretty hot i guess :D Iam still in doubt wheter this is a reason to RMA it. Because of the revs the fans spin at... its quite noisy. If i let it, it revs like 2800-3000 rpm. That is a started jet and above 3000 its taking off :D So i try to limit it to 2500 at least (which is still noisy). And I dont even run the OC mode (the card is an OC version) which is 1380Mhz instead of 1360Mhz.

I actually wrote a ticket to Gigabyte support. Iam curious about the answer. Maybe I just lost the silicon lottery.
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Post by Finis » 30 Apr 2018, 15:44

MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 3GB Twenty minutes rendering with 100% gpu utilization. Automatic overclocked to 1974 MHz. The fans stayed around 1340 rpm and the temp at 55C. Room temp 23.9C.
That stinks. I feel for you. Nature doesn't.

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Re: Graphics Cards

Post by RAYMAN » 30 Apr 2018, 20:51

Not every situation is the same! Largely depends on the apps that one is using! Not everything that runs on gpu is efficient and fast!
If you look into Clarisse it runs only on normal average cpu and is blindingly fast and can take millions of polygons without hiccups and heating!
Its just smartly programed! You see I have a different approach to 3d then many todays users!
Spending tons on hardware and expecting software for free isnt always a very wise decision!
It all very much depends! I learned the hard lesson that good software does the trick sometimes!
It also speeds up the workflow sometimes!
Its also no problem to just use parts of software.. and for other tasks use something thats faster!

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