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    New computer time

    Up until now I have been doing every thing off my laptop now I'm full time designing I need to get a desktop, so I trundle on in to what I'm picking is our cities main computer supplier and show him the Bunk speed requirements - this is what they recommended are they right?? - disclaimer I can draw pretty pictures but I'm no computer expert


    Leadtek NVIDIA Quadro K4200 4G GDDR5 Work Station high end video card
    PB 1470A Upgrade Box Latest Intel NEW Haswell I7 4790 Quad Core 3.6Ghz, 8G DDR3 1600Mhz RAM , 1TB SATA3 HDD , Mid-Tower
    Samsung 850 EVO MZ-75E250BW 250GB, 3D V-NAND,SATA III 6GB/s, R/W(Max) 540MB/s/520MB/s, 97K/88K IOPS, 2.5". 7mm, 5 Years Warranty
    Crucial 8GB DESKTOP DDR3 1600Mhz DIMM 240pin Non ECC PC3-12800 Desktop RAM

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    Hi Nic1

    My personal suggestion will be to go with x2 GTX980 or x2 GTX970 instead of one Quadro K4200. The price will be almost the same - for 1 Duadro K4200 - you could get x2 GTX970. The speed will be almost twice faster in rendering.

    BR!
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    Thanks man - I did wonder that reading other posts

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    Hum, be careful, just wait that Maxwell platform (GTX 960-970-980) will be supported by Bunkspeed/Iray
    It's soon, yes, but be sure before!

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    I just checked out prices for 2 x gtx - a lot more expensive than the 4200 - my biggest issue isn't so much render time more lag when im assigning materials etc

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    In my country Quadro K4200 is priced at 1k USD. GTX970 is priced at ~360 USD, GTX980 is priced at ~600 USD. For me 2x GTX 9xx is much much better choice.

    Iray in Bunkspeed is not yet ready for Maxwell - true, but Iray in 3ds max 2015 SP3 as an example is ready and worked very well with Maxwell cards.

    BR!
    Nik

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    Quote Originally Posted by hglr View Post
    In my country Quadro K4200 is priced at 1k USD. GTX970 is priced at ~360 USD, GTX980 is priced at ~600 USD. For me 2x GTX 9xx is much much better choice.

    Iray in Bunkspeed is not yet ready for Maxwell - true, but Iray in 3ds max 2015 SP3 as an example is ready and worked very well with Maxwell cards.

    BR!
    Nik
    Exact, and Maxwell architecture looks very promising

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    Hi nic, i would prefer the solution with 2 GTX cards.But you should double ram.8 gb is not very much.

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