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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GrandeP, 22 Oct 2012.

  1. GrandeP

    GrandeP What's a Dremel?

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    Hopefully there are people on here that do 3D design shizz.

    I have a GTX560Ti and I'm using Blender to model cars. I've ran a few tests and the viewport performance is, quite frankly **** when scenes are 2 million polygons and up. Blender uses OpenCL (OpenGL?) but I've heard that nVIDIA have deliberately made the OpenCL/GL performance poor on their gaming cards to force consumers to buy their insanely expensive Quadro cards.
    In 3ds Max however I can get 12 million + polygons in one scene and the card just sits there smoking a cigarette (Max supports DX11) as if it's not even an issue. (if anyone wants to lend me £3,500 for a full version please PM me). :thumb:

    As far as I'm aware ATI cards excel in OpenGL, however I'm not sure if it's worth getting an ATI card for the viewport and leaving the 560Ti in for gaming.

    I can use the layering system for hiding things but it's not ideal.
    It might be worth getting a 'low-end' ATI gaming card, because the Blenderheads determine that a high end card is not necessary. :eyebrow:
     
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    GrandeP What's a Dremel?

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    Anyone?
     

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