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Old April 28, 2010, 05:15 AM
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Default What went right?

I went from:

Q6600(OC's to 3.0)
4GB(2x2gb) 800Mhz/cl4
Quadro 1700 (aka Geforce 8600, 512MB/128bit at 12gb/s (191 driver)
Single RaptorX(1.5gb/s)

TO:

920(turbo, no OC)
6GB, 3x2gb/1333/cl9
Geforce 260 1.8GB/448bit/112gb/s(191 driver)
1TB RAID0

I dont game just Blender & Gimp, and BOY what a difference. My question is;

Was it the GPU memory bandwidth that , made the main difference or the GPU horsepower?

And has anyone ran Blender on a 480 yet?

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Old April 28, 2010, 06:54 AM
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The GTX260 has way more performance compared to a 8600, like A LOT. That was your bottleneck there. Having a more powerful CPU could have helped too.
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Old April 28, 2010, 07:28 AM
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+1 on the video card upgrade. You would have seen a huge performance increase even if you put the GTX 260 in the Q6600 rig.
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Old April 28, 2010, 09:00 AM
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What OS are you using?
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Old April 28, 2010, 10:31 AM
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Vista 64bit on the Q6600 & Wni7 64bit on the 920/260 system.

Ill be building a new(not upgrading) system next tax time, February 2011, or later if need be. Waiting on X68.

Was wondering if the 480 or 470 would be a nice GPU for the new build, far as memory bandwidth gose over the 260's memory bandwidth and amount of memory over the 260's 1.8GB 448bit? Would the 1.5GB and bandwidth of the 480 be a good trade off over the 1.8gb?

Again. Im using Blender & Gimp, both bandwidth and memory hogs.

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