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Rojs
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Graphics card

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08-29-2013 02:17 AM

I will buy a new graphics card to my workstation.

Any recommendations if I use autodesk inventor much with large assemblys?

Max price 200-250 dollar.

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camilo.lemos
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Re: Graphics card

08-29-2013 02:33 AM in reply to: Rojs

Hi Rojs, 

 

I won't recomend any specific cards but I would just like to suggest that you have a look at the supported and recommended graphics cards for Inventor before going ahead with your purchase.

 

This tool can help you easily visualize the recommended and certified cards for your version of Inventor (select the Graphics Hardware option and fill in the form).

 

Best regards,

 



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Rojs
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Re: Graphics card

08-29-2013 02:45 AM in reply to: camilo.lemos
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Re: Graphics card

08-29-2013 06:41 AM in reply to: Rojs

Rojs wrote:

I found this

 

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-workstation-graphics-card,3493-5.html


Looks like a good list.. (personally a good graphics card in the $4-500 range is what I would pick.. Something like the GTX 680) There is NO need for expensive Quadro or FireGL cards anymore.. Just get a good quality "gamer" type graphics card. 

 

I'd highly suggest NOT going by the outdated list provided by Autodesk.. 

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MikahB
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Re: Graphics card

08-29-2013 06:55 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

mcgyvr wrote:

...I'd highly suggest NOT going by the outdated list provided by Autodesk.. 


Agree 1000%.  Pretty ridiculuous that I just used their "tool" and it only returned OpenGL cards in the list.  Generation listed as 2011.  Hmmm... maybe time to update your recommendations Autodesk??

 

FWIW - I'm running Product Design Suite on an ASUS GTX670 and it runs great.  I got the 4GB version but if I had it to do again I'd get a GTX680 with 2GB as I never use all my video RAM.

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Re: Graphics card

08-29-2013 07:28 AM in reply to: MikahB

Consider the number of OpenGL cards out there, and the different driver versions, and how long it would take to test them all.  Now consider the number of gaming cards and *their* drivers.  I'm not sure *anybody* could keep a reasonably sized up-to-date list of Inventor-certified gaming cards.

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Re: Graphics card

08-29-2013 07:34 AM in reply to: dgorsman

Agreed, which is why it's a little disingenuous for Autodesk to offer a tool purporting to represent said "reasonably up-to-date" list.  And, the fact that the list does not include a single DirectX card seems like more than a minor oversight.

 

I suspect the whole concept of an "Autodesk Certified" graphics card has outlived its usefulness - apparently that happened in 2011 according to Autodesks list!


dgorsman wrote:

Consider the number of OpenGL cards out there, and the different driver versions, and how long it would take to test them all.  Now consider the number of gaming cards and *their* drivers.  I'm not sure *anybody* could keep a reasonably sized up-to-date list of Inventor-certified gaming cards.


 

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mpatchus
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Re: Graphics card

08-29-2013 07:34 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

Completely agree!  I have been using a good gaming card in my personal box and it outperforms my office machine with the expensive Quadro card.

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Re: Graphics card

08-30-2013 09:32 AM in reply to: mpatchus

Hey, I've got 2008-vintage gaming cards in my personal machine at home, and they're doing great with Inventor 2014, whether or not I enable Crossfire.  My 4870's are only 512 MB cards!

 

They do just as well - if not better - than the Quadro in my workstation at the office.


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Re: Graphics card

08-30-2013 01:22 PM in reply to: LT.Rusty

I moved away from Quadro cards about 5-6 years ago. Shortly after the move from OpenGL to D3D in Inventor. Now just a good fast "Gaming" card will do.

 

All that's required is "Microsoft - Certified" drivers now.

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