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graphic card requirements

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:56 pm
by josephfarrar
what are the graphic card requirements for blender looking to upgrade mine and want to know what requirements the cards need to meet to work with blender

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:41 pm
by stiv
Basically, you want a card that does OpenGL well. Note that 'card' means video card + driver.

Historically, nVidia cards have done better with Blender than ATi/AMD, although that may be changing. You can find OpenGL benchmarks on the web.

Even a low-end card can do well. More money gets you faster modeling speed and the ability to handle more complex scenes faster.

If you are interested in GPU rendering, you will need a card with more muscle. At this point in time, CUDA is better supported in Blender than OpenCL.