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#1 Dennis Hilborn

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:10 PM

I know it's been discussed before but most everything was in 2016 or before.  Does anyone have any experience with the current crop of NVIDIA cards?  I'm about to build another new computer and all  my cards are out of date.



#2 randolph cohn

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:17 PM

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#3 Keith Almond

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:20 PM

To be perfectly honest, my new (2 months ago) office computer, an ASUS ROG STRIX GL703V has a Nvidia GTX1050 and I don't notice ANY appreciable difference to the Toshiba Qosmio X870 that I had before that had a GTX670M in it.

 

I think that at a certain point, the limitation becomes the software NOT the hardware.


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#4 Sam Allen

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:11 PM

I agree with Keith...I have an i9-7900 chip and a GTX180 Ti graphics card...both liquid cooled and recently upgraded from an i7 and a gtx780Ti and have only noticed a slight improvement in Softplan.  Rendering is still not where I would like to see it....


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#5 Douglas Morell

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:19 PM

GTX980Ti  .. is the card I have, .. I'm happy with the output with Textured Mode,

. I don't bother with Rendered (takes a little more processing time, and I admit I haven't picked up on 'gamma', tone mapping, occlusion, .. whatever they mean)

..and I don't feel the need to be super-photorealistic anyway.

 

the noticeable difference in the cards performance may be minimal.. because we're all using gaming cards for Softplan, and not gaming WITH Softplan, ..

card manufacturers themselves rate their different cards as fair good or excellent depending on which game is involved.

I think any of the mid to higher end NVIDIA cards will give you pleasant enough results for the graphics.


.. invariably, someone will have a simpler solution.


#6 Keith Almond

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:17 PM

I have an AMD RADEON RX560 in my home machine, and this too works fine, so it really doesn't need to be NVIDIA as long as it's a reasonably powerful card.


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