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    Pound for pound the 940MX is the budget way to go....for the latest low end chip. This tells me that at that point if an alternative is available like an 870m. "last years" higher end is usually cheaper and better than "this years" budget card.

    GeForce GTX 960M vs 940MX


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    Tips for buying notebook with decent graphics (Summer 2016 edition)

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    Hi to all,
    I have a workstation dual Xeon and I make rendering with Cpu (not Gpu).

    I use these software: Revit, Autocad, 3d Studio + vray plugin, Adobe Suite and suite for structural analysis.

    I need a graphic card because at this moment I use the integrated video card.

    Witch is a minimum card recommended? Quadro, Firepro, Gtx and witch model?

    Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    I have a Quadro M2000m, which isnt the same, but its WORLDS better than my older Quadro K2100m. The difference in Revit is perceptible.
    I have a new Dell 7510 with a Quadro M2000M and I can't get my render settings corrected. I've set the CUDA - GPU use to None, but each render is a fail. I'm running Revit 2016. Do you have any advice? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mblacklock View Post
    I have a new Dell 7510 with a Quadro M2000M and I can't get my render settings corrected. I've set the CUDA - GPU use to None, but each render is a fail. I'm running Revit 2016. Do you have any advice? Thanks!
    For starters, Revit doesn't use GPU to render. Can you create a new thread with your issue. Can I suggest explaining how rendering fails? Do you get a black image, does a dialog box pop up, etc.

    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim West View Post
    For starters, Revit doesn't use GPU to render. Can you create a new thread with your issue. Can I suggest explaining how rendering fails? Do you get a black image, does a dialog box pop up, etc.

    :-)
    I will, but I'm also having the same issue that Revit does not recognize my video card. Even after I installed the driver from Autodesk this morning, and my card is listed as a recommended video card. I do understand that Revit doesn't use GPU to render, that's why I set it to None on the video card.

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    Hi Guys! first of all, sorry for not knowing (and using Revit) but a friend asked me what to do since I'm the computer expert. Hardwarewise I know my language, only choosing a GPU for Revit shows my lack in knowledge on the point.
    He wants a computer he can game on, but for his study it would be nice to be able to run Revit. Now my question is; what GPU do I have to take?
    I read everywhere that the Quadro's and Firepro's are to expensive, especially when the Revit usage is occasionaly, and since he just started I don't think it will be intense. here I see that GTX650's are able to run it? because that would mean that the new 1050 (Ti) would be able to do a decent job.
    that or an equivalent AMD card is the choice. does Revit support CUDA or just OpenGL/DirectX?
    furthermore; is 16GB of ram usefull for him? he will a Core i5 6500

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    Hello everybody,

    This is my first post in the forum so I am not sure if this is the right place for this question.
    My problem is very close related with the stair handrails and I suspect that it also has a lot to do with my Video Graphic Card. Revit tells me that my Graphic card is not an official GPU but as far as I know there are 100's of GCards that are not official but that work very well with Revit.
    Let me give you some context information:
    - Operating System is Windows 7 Home Edition
    - Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
    - Hardware Acceleration bothe checked and not checked

    The problem is that when I insert a handrail stair, if the hardware acceleration option is checked, I would say that aroung 60-70% of the times I insert a Handrail the weird error of the 3D and 2D Error images I insert here happens (it is like Revit were drawing some rays from some vanishing point)


    When I uncheck the accelerating hardware option, the frequency of this error happening reduces quite a bit, but it also happens from time to time. This weird rays are not recognized by Revit, It does not detect this rays, you cannot select them.

    So my question is obviously if anybody knows what could the problem/solution to this, if is a problem of the Graphic card or some configuration parameter etc. For me is something I cant understand, I dont know the exact pattern that produces the error, especially when the Hardware Acceleration option is unchecked but it whos up over and over again.

    Just in case, let me show the Hardware Accelaration option I am refereing to:


    Thank you very much in advance.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Revit Hardware : Video Graphic Cards-stairshandrailerror3d.jpg   Revit Hardware : Video Graphic Cards-stairshandrailerror2d.jpg   Revit Hardware : Video Graphic Cards-hardwareaccelerationchecked.jpg   Revit Hardware : Video Graphic Cards-hardwareaccelerationnotchecked.jpg  

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    Hi GonzaloPolo - welcome to RFO!

    You're pretty much doing everything you can, AFAIK. Keep the HWA off, and save often. Are you using the latest nvidia driver available for that card? If not, try a newer driver.

    The 7300 (7 series) is a decade old now, and is no longer supported with the latest drivers... newer versions of Revit have newer graphic systems that may require updated GPU drivers than what's available for the 7300. Maybe more likely is that those cards have a very limited amount of memory, so that could also be an issue with newer versions of Revit. So it's possible you're out of luck. Keep as few views open as possible, and turn off all the eye candy (turn off shadows, anti-aliasing, etc.)

    That being said, some specific issues with modeling may be related to the model itself, and the GPU is just a trigger, i.e. if you fixed something in the model, it might not crash (not saying that's the case, just saying it's a possibility)

    Best of luck!
    Last edited by iru69; January 18th, 2017 at 05:01 AM.

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