Rich_Winsor

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I didn't realize what a slug my Quadro 4000 was for running Chief Architect

until Doug Park posted this link.  http://www.videocard...h_end_gpus.html

When I built this rig as a SolidWorks workstation a couple of years ago it

was one of the preferred cards to have for that application. Anyway this

should take care of that problem. Looks like I will be going under the hood

for an upgrade this weekend. :D

 

 

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You convinced me, I just ordered an EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition Graphics Card for my Mac Pro.

I upgrading from a Radeon HD 4870.  I should see about a 5X increase.

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Mac editions don't Driver update from NVidia, only Apple does that Hopefully they have an updated driver. They should, as that card has been out

for a while now.

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Mac editions don't Driver update from NVidia, only Apple does that Hopefully they have an updated driver. They should, as that card has been out

for a while now.

OWC, Other World Computing, is where I bought it.  The sales rep told me that it's supported by the Apple OS updates.

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You do know that EVGA has announced a 6GB version of the card, right?  http://www.evga.com/articles/00830/

 

jon

Jeez Jon, couldn't you let me bask in the moment for a while

before pointing out my new card is already becoming obsolete? :(

 

Seriously, I did see that when I was scoping out the EVGA website

to be sure my system had enough grunt to handle the new card.

Actually as Perry commented, I prefer to have a card that has been 

out for a while so driver compatability issues have been resolved.

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Rich,

 

Keep us posted on this...

 

I'm looking at getting one too, to replace my Quadro 2000, just as a test to help troubleshoot some things.

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I have an EVGA Titan 6Gig card and it works great!

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Doesn't the EVGA website allude to the fact you can upgrade free (if you qualify ) if you brought the card in the last 90 days Rich? worth checking out , they have had there StepUp program for years...

 

http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/

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Doesn't the EVGA website allude to the fact you can upgrade free (if you qualify ) if you brought the card in the last 90 days Rich? worth checking out , they have had there StepUp program for years...

 

http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/

 

Hell KB, "allude" doesn't do them justice. They practically try to cram it down your throat.

Funny thing is it is almost impossible to find out just how much I would have to StepUp.

I didn't see a price anywhere. I think for now and for what I am trying to accomplish a

measly 3GB of GDDR5 will have to suffice.  

 

You know, when all these decisions are weighing on my mind I like to find my way to the

observation deck on my garage roof and kick back in the chaise with a tall cool one. For

some reason it always makes all my problems seem insignificant.

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Of course the stepup might cost you another $300-500  :)  so maybe not .....

 

Nice spot you got there :)

 

M.

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I'm using a 286 machine will that do the job?

Uh.... yeah, sure Vinnie that 286 rig will do the job....

...if the job you have in mind is a new door stop.  ;)  

 

That reminds me just last year I finally threw out an

old 386 machine that had IBM's OS/2 WARP installed.

Man, installing that OS was a trip. You had to feed 36

3 1/2" floppy discs in the proper sequence and pray to

God that none of them hung up during the process.

Actually the OS worked pretty well.... at least for playing

the installed version of Mahjong which was about as far 

as I got with it. :wacko:

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Uh.... yeah, sure Vinnie that 286 rig will do the job....

...if the job you have in mind is a new door stop.  ;)  

 

That reminds me just last year I finally threw out an

old 386 machine that had IBM's OS/2 WARP installed.

Man, installing that OS was a trip. You had to feed 36

3 1/2" floppy discs in the proper sequence and pray to

God that none of them hung up during the process.

Actually the OS worked pretty well.... at least for playing

the installed version of Mahjong which was about as far 

as I got with it. :wacko:

Reminds me of the days when I used Chief '97 and Windows 3.1 

The 3D worked back then, it always has.

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I installed the NVIDIA GTX 680 in my Mac Pro.  The largest increase in speed is noticed in Ray Tracing. 

I also notice a large increase in video editing speed.

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I hate to tell you but, rendering is done with the video card, and ray traces are done with the CPU .

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I hate to tell you but, rendering is done with the video card, and ray traces are done with the CPU .

Interesting

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