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ati o nvidia

Postby rossio » Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:27 pm

Ho un mac pro con la 8800gt ma non mi piace come lavora con sketchup.
Sono deciso a sostituirla con la (ati radeon 4870 o la gtx 285) .
Quale mi consigliate .
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Re: ati o nvidia

Postby pichuneke » Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:18 pm

The language of the forums is english. Anyway I will try to translate it, I understand it with my spanish.

I have a mac pro with a 8800gt, but I don't like how it works with sketchup.

I have decided to replace it with an Ati Radeon 4870 or a GTX 285.

Which one do you think is better?


My answer: Don't worry. The use that sketchup makes of the GPU is minimal, unfortunately. The load is in the CPU, as far as I know.

In spanish: No te preocupes, el uso que hace sketchup de la GPU es mínimo, desafortunadamente. La carga está en la CPU, hasta donde yo se.

In italian: I have no idea of italian/No tengo ni idea de parlare italiano :D :D
Forgive my spanglish...


Re: ati o nvidia

Postby EscapeArtist » Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:44 pm

Please see this thread here:


There are several different processors and GPU configurations. While core speed will help, the trend is towards multi-core processors with minimal speed increases overall and sketchup currently does not take advantage of multiple-cores. Some of the best scores on that link were with current nVidia gaming cards at 21 FPS (9600, 9800GTX), I didn't see any current ATI gaming cards so I can't say if they're good or bad. My current thinking is that ATI still has a lot of driver issues, so for stability IMO nVidia is better.

The question then is, what will you be doing with your computer when not using SU? If you game a lot, then go for the gaming cards. If you plan on using it mostly for work, then a better processor and a Quadro card may serve better.

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Re: ati o nvidia

Postby broomstick » Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:52 pm

I have an Imac with ATI HD 2600 pro, and in Mac osx Sketchup works very well. In the windows partition, however, Sketchup is really really really slow... I would really like to change my Ati with an Nvidia card.

Can you tell me what are the problems with Sketchup on your Mac? Maybe I can help you.


Ho un Imac con una Ati HD 2600 PRO. Nella partizione Mac sketchup 7 funziona molto bene, mentre nella partizione Windows è molto molto più lento, e non so cosa darei per una scheda Nvidia. Che problemi ti dà Sketchup sul tuo Mac? Forse posso aiutarti. Che versione di Sketchup stai usando? Sketchup 6 Free non è ottimizzato per Leopard, mentre la versione pro sì.
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