AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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variablek
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gpu question

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05-13-2006 01:05 PM
Hi all!

First post so not sure if im in the correct topic.

Ive been running C3D 2006 for under a year now on a Nvidia 6600GT (knowingly not certified).

My boss just got 2007 and the sweetness is installed and working well.

My question is how much performance gain am I going to get if i newegg a Quadro card...Im talking under 300$ US?

Also my personal comp runs on a 7800GT...dont know how much diff that is either...

Thanks for your time
Kyle
*Bryant Quinney (COINS)
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Re: gpu question

05-15-2006 11:49 AM in reply to: variablek
variablek wrote:
> Hi all!
>
> First post so not sure if im in the correct topic.
>
> Ive been running C3D 2006 for under a year now on a Nvidia 6600GT (knowingly not certified).
>
> My boss just got 2007 and the sweetness is installed and working well.
>
> My question is how much performance gain am I going to get if i newegg a Quadro card...Im talking under 300$ US?
>
> Also my personal comp runs on a 7800GT...dont know how much diff that is either...
>
> Thanks for your time
> Kyle


Hey Kyle,

As far as I've seen, there have been no specific tests done on any
particular graphics cards (and have been published). There has only been
the list of cards that are supported posted on Autodesk's site. The
7800GT isn't listed on there. I would suspect that it's due to the
nature of it being relatively new.

I know that's probably not the answer you would want at this point, but
you can stay updated on the list of cards that are supported at
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=7107053&linkID=2475161

I would be interested to see how that card measures up though since it
touts a 1.2GHz speed on the card. Until then, my Quadro FX Go1400 is
doing just well on my laptop. :smileyhappy:


--
Bryant Quinney
ISD Applications Engineer
Construction Industry Solutions
Irving, TX

Pentium M/2.26GHz
2GB RAM
XP Pro, SP2
nVidia Quadro FX Go1400, 256MB
*Himanshu Gohel
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Re: gpu question

05-17-2006 07:42 AM in reply to: variablek
variablek wrote:
> Ive been running C3D 2006 for under a year now on a Nvidia 6600GT
> (knowingly not certified).

> My question is how much performance gain am I going to get if i
> newegg a Quadro card...Im talking under 300$ US?
>
> Also my personal comp runs on a 7800GT...dont know how much diff that
> is either...

Kyle,

Civil 3D's requirements are "1280x1024 with true color, OpenGL®-capable
workstation class graphics card or DirectX® 9 support". NVIDIA's 6600GT
supports that.

The question really is, are you seeing a bottleneck with the graphics
that warrants a graphics hardware update? See if you can tweak the
options to use the current hardware to it's fullest. Run performance
monitor to check if your CPU, memory, disk or network is a bottleneck.
I suspect money spent in one of those areas would result in a better
payoff, but only actual performance tests can tell.

--
Himanshu Gohel. Civil 3D Team, Autodesk, Inc.
Autodesk Civil 3D Product Information: http://www.autodesk.com/civil3d
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