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AMD FirePro W4100 for multi-monitor, 3D CAD support

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#1 thejedislayer


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Posted 03 December 2015 - 06:33 AM



I am currently trying to decide rather or not purchasing the AMD FirePro W4100 is the right choice for me. Currently, I am trying to use 2D and 3D CAD program for designing homes and businesses. I need a GPU that can render adequately and has a budget in mind, and that's where the 4100 comes into play. I currently have one HD monitor and one non-HD monitor (I realize 4100 only has Mini DP) that I use on my current computer configuration. I am currently using the onboard graphics from my CPU to drive multi-monitor support, but as you can imagine, trying to run 3D CAD is next to impossible. The 4100 is perfect for my budget, and I was curious what you folks thought about it for someone with one HD monitor and non-HD monitor trying to render 2D and 3D objects.


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AMD FX 8350


500w PSU

900 GB HDD


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 09:07 PM

3d rendering and cad aren't my forte, but that card should be a significant upgrade. If you need more power, get a w5000 instead.

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 09:19 PM

i dont do much with CAD, but depending on how much CAD you actually do, if thats what your budget can afford, then it would be alright, but I think if you do a lot of CAD and can afford it you may do better with a w7100 or above.



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