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June 18, 2010 11:40 AM Subscribe
GraphicsCardCADFilter: Can someone give me a crash course in Graphics cards vs. RAM?
posted by edbles to Technology (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
As they relate to speed improvements when 3D modeling specifically. Currently have a relatively new workstation that meets all the basic system requirements for 3D modeling in AutoCAD 2011. Problem is it’s slow as f*ck and I’m getting crashes once there are multiple large 3D objects in a drawing . After cruising the CAD forums and updating drivers left and right it looks like my graphics card meets minimum requirements, but has not been certified with this current version of AutoCAD. I’m not really sure what that means. Would switching to an “approved card” definitely fix my problems? 2D currently has no problems. AMD Radeon 1300/1550 on dual monitors if it’s relevant. I’m really just trying to do my homework before bringing this up to the higher ups.
tl:dr; Is a faster graphics card a guarantee of better performance or do I need to be looking at my RAM as well?