hmmm well their not 3d program cards but i use my GX2's for rendering and i can tell you vram is mad important
though it all depends on your patience level and deadline times both would render pretty quick my apps are as follows in case you need a veiwpoint
3DS Max 2010
Adobe CS4 Master collection suite
Conitec 3d game studio A7
terragen 1 and 2
Last edited by Solaris17; Aug 13, 2009 at 08:25 PM.