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Upgrading graphics items for 3D modeling

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#1 patchfree


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Posted 29 November 2013 - 06:26 PM

I'll buy a new LCD screen (ViewSonic VP2770-LED 2560x1440 (WQHD), DVI-D Dual-Link, HDMI (x1), DisplayPort) in order to be more confortable with the display for 3D modeling (AC3D software). My graphic card needs to be changed to accommodate this resolution.


Given that my computer is running under Win7 32 bits with a Phenom II X4 945 processor (3GHz) and 3.25 Go RAM,

I set the following choice:

- Asus EAH6670/DIS/1GD5 priced at 80 € or
- Asus EAH6450 SILENT/DI/1GD3(LP) priced at 40 €


What about the good choice? Does the first one (RD 6670 + 1 Go DDR5) deserves to be  purchased as compared to the second (RD6450 + 1 Go DDR3)?


And are the both coherent with the rest of my computer (and OS) and the planned use of it (3D modeling without animation -> 3D rendered static images)?


Thanks for advices.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 01:20 PM

i would vote for the 6670 1gd5 for a 32 bit platform.  there is a newer generation of that piece,  which is the r7-250. it is as good as it gets without consuming significant amounts of energy and it has the legacy vga (d-sub) output as well. the 6450 isn't recommended for much of anything except home theater or multiple displays.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 06:08 PM

Thank you synergy513! This helps a lot.

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