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which out of these cards best for animation

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  1. mafia97

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    ohk i need to buy a card for animation and some little bit of gaming
    gtx 260
    hd4870 or hd 4850 depending on how much money i have but i could get these only
    but the main problem is my motherboard has only pcie1.0 slots but these cards are 2.0
    so will the work fine
    thanks
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The better card is the GTX 260.
     
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    But the 4800's are cheaper.
     
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    That wasn't the question, but you are correct.
     
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    Actually, I think it was. "Best" could refer to Price/Performance.

    I would also like to point out that PCIe2.0 graphics cards are backwards compatible with PCIe1.0 slots.
     
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    so will they run fine with pcie1.0 slots
    ohk but my main purose is animation for which i will be using maya
    so which card is best for that out of these
     
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    You would be better off with Quadro. But, that's incredibly expensive unless you flash an ordinary card to a Quadro, thus making it possible to use Quadro drivers. And.. I don't think you're looking for so much trouble.
     
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    i was getting a quadro second hand
    i think it was 3400 or 1500
    it was of 256mb
    so is that better
     
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    They are both unfathomably weaker than the cards we suggested.
     
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    cuda and physx are those helpful in animation
     
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    No they are not. It can be helpful with video encoding, but so can ATi Stream.
     
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    so i will go for hd 4870 or 4850 as they are cheaper than gtx 260
     
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    Quadro's are expensive, but you can usually find them really cheap on E-bay
     
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    gtx 260 216sp for the best performance . Hd4870 512 ddr , if you don`t want to spend extra cash . No big difference between HD4870 and GTX260 (standard editions) in performance . One card will give you better performance in one game , the other card will perform slightly better in another game title . If you are looking for a standard card , and pay less for it , go for HD4870 512 edition .
     
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    erocker is right cuda is not very useful in apps for animation, but I know for a fact that ATI non FireGL cards perform much better than nvidia's non Quadro in these applications
     
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    Your system specs say your using a X58 motherboard and has PCI-E 2.0 unless your talking about another motherboard and even in that case you should be fine.
     
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    Well, considering how he's asking if he should buy a 4870 and he already has one, I must assume he's talking about another rig, or the one in his sig is only a blueprint.
     
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    no the one in my sig is my main pc
    the one i m asking about is for a friend
    i already ordered a hd4850 1gb i will get it day after tomorrow
    thanks for help
     

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