Right now i have an ATI 7950HD 3GBDDR5. Pretty good graphic card for almost everything. It’s very fast and handles big scenes well. Unfortunately for Cycles it’s a no-no… It handles them as fast as my i7 2700k OC. That may seem fast, but I believe an Nvidia series 5 or 6 would behave better. From what i have been reading, the architecture of series 6 is not the best for 3D but its better for games (is this true?). So I am thinking of changing the 7950 for a GTX570 (a GTX580 would be a bit expensive though). I know I’m going backwards a bit in horsepower but i think it would behave better on Cycles.
What do you think?
Thanks in advance.