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Justin.Williams
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 - anyone have it?

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05-21-2010 07:23 PM
I am building a computer and trying to decide which graphics card to go with. I was considering the Nvidia GeForce GTX 480. The Quadro FX cards are so darn expensive! Has anyone used this card with Inventor?

I am also looking at an i7 980x processor, Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 m/b (usb 3.0 & SATA rev 3), 8gb ddr3 2200 mhz ram.

Thanks for any input!
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jesse27
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Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 - anyone have it?

05-22-2010 05:17 AM in reply to: Justin.Williams
Make sure you check the autodesk web sight and make sure that the card you buy is tested and compatable with inventor and the OS you plan on using. I have some students that have had problems with graphics cards and had to go buy a new computer half way through a semester because it couldn't handle it. another thing to look at is if you plan to use solid works or pro/e in the future make sure it is compatable with the OS and tested by the software manufacturer before making a final desicion. I just baught a $1,400 computer 3 months ago and probably have to get a new one because the computer place thought a gaming graphics card would handle what I needed. I should have done the research myself but didn't and now its going to cost me. Dig deep before making a desicion of your graphics hard I've seen alot of problems.
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smjanows
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Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 - anyone have it?

05-25-2010 10:33 AM in reply to: Justin.Williams
Why buy a new computer when you can just swap out graphics cards?
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Justin.Williams
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Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 - anyone have it?

05-25-2010 10:39 AM in reply to: Justin.Williams
I know the card is not "supported," but I also know that the main difference between gaming cards and "CAD" cards is the driver. I have had a gaming card in the past that worked great in Inventor. I was hoping someone else had tried this card and had success. I am trying to avoid the Quadro FX cards because they are so darn expensive.
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Justin.Williams
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Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 - anyone have it?

05-25-2010 10:40 AM in reply to: Justin.Williams
I can't just swap out a graphics card, and the card is only one small piece of the system I am trying to build. I am currently working on a laptop, but want to build a new computer, basically using some of the best pieces available.
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shawnbassplayer
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Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 - anyone have it?

08-10-2010 08:30 AM in reply to: Justin.Williams

So did you ever get the 480?

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RobJV
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Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 - anyone have it?

08-10-2010 09:19 AM in reply to: Justin.Williams

Not a direct answer to your question but it might help.  I have the GTX 285 and works perfectly fine with Inventor.

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david
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Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 - anyone have it?

05-25-2012 03:02 PM in reply to: RobJV

" I have the GTX 285 and works perfectly fine with Inventor."

 

Does it work with ray-tracing too, please?

 

David

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RobJV
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Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 - anyone have it?

05-25-2012 04:34 PM in reply to: david

If you mean what is found in 2012 and later, I cannot answer directly as I am still on 2011.  I would assume so though. 

 

I should be moving to 2013 after SP1 is released.

 

Rob

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kellings
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Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 - anyone have it?

05-26-2012 10:01 AM in reply to: Justin.Williams

From what I have seen, it seems that the GeForce cards are a better option for Inventor these days. I have been directing customers towards them over Quadro and FireGL cards.

 

I almost always use the driver from the card manufacturers site over the drivers that Autodesk lists on their website as well.

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