[Sidefx-houdini-list] GPU question

Kurt Williams kurt at rhythm.com
Wed Jul 7 16:41:20 EDT 2010


craigleehoffman at aol.com wrote:
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>  Hi guys,
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> I know this has been beaten to death in the past, but anyone having problems (or good luck..) with the new ATI 5000 series GPUs running Houdini on Windows 7?
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> Generally I stick to NVidia cards, but I want to get a new laptop that supports DirectX 11 (for future-proofing), and the ATI 5000 series are the only affordable DX11 mobile GPU's out (not sure if the NVidia Fermi chips have shipped yet- but they likely won't be cheap...).
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> Thanks for any information/insight.
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Fermi based GPU's from Nvidia have been shipping since April under the 
Geforce 400-series GTX designation. When I picked up one of the cards 
last month there were two models available, the Geforce 470 GTX and 480 
GTX. The 470 runs for around $300.





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