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netstile123
07-21-2013, 08:42 AM
Hi . I was looking into purchasing octane render . But first I have to get a new video card or cuda card to work with the program. I was considering the 660 TI but the 650 you can get for about 150.00. Is the quality in the differences between the 2 worth that much more for the 660TI? Also these cards are agp 3.0 and my slot is an agp 16x 2.0 .... Are they backward compatible? Now when I purchase octane I have to purchase both the base and the plug in for lightwave? I think... Thanks for any input.

battery555
07-21-2013, 09:06 AM
Hi . I was looking into purchasing octane render . But first I have to get a new video card or cuda card to work with the program. I was considering the 660 TI but the 650 you can get for about 150.00. Is the quality in the differences between the 2 worth that much more for the 660TI? Also these cards are agp 3.0 and my slot is an agp 16x 2.0 .... Are they backward compatible? Now when I purchase octane I have to purchase both the base and the plug in for lightwave? I think... Thanks for any input.

You need to purchase a standalone octane and octane plugin for lightwave. I'm not a techie guy so I can't advise you about the card. I just ordered gtx 680 mac card for my mac pro as this is nvidia best game card for mac. I will go for nvidia Titan for sure if I use a PC.

juanjgon
07-21-2013, 09:56 AM
The GTX 660Ti is a lot faster than the 650. The 650 is a bit slow to work with Octane with only 384 CUDA cores (the 660Ti has 1344)

-Juanjo

UnCommonGrafx
07-21-2013, 11:23 AM
Yes, worth it.

BeeVee
07-22-2013, 03:57 AM
Also these cards are agp 3.0 and my slot is an agp 16x 2.0 .... Are they backward compatible?

I too can recommend the 660 Ti. I have an MSI one and it rocks. Don't be tempted to save money and get a 5xx, even if it has more whatever. The 5 series eat power like there's no tomorrow and the 6 series are much better. Also, AGP? Is your computer from the late 1990s?! :D Everything is PCI Express these days.

B

UnCommonGrafx
07-22-2013, 04:21 AM
Let me add a bit...

If you are really serious about Octane, your motherboard is the first piece you should update.
After that, Savings can become your best friend in preparing to buy the vid card of choice.
The vid card should be as expensive as you can afford in some ratio to cudas had. That is to say, buy the card with the most cuda cores.
If your mb was right, I would suggest the Titan, first, what you can afford, second.

netstile123
07-22-2013, 09:30 AM
hi. Well I purchased my card today for 272.00 with free shipping and here is what I settled for.

GALAXY GEFORCE GTX 660 TI GRAPHIC CARD - 1006 MHZ CORE - 3 GB GDDR5 SDRAM - PCI-EXPRESS 3.0 X16 - 6008 MHZ MEMORY CLOCK - 4096 X 2160 - SLI - FAN COOLER - OPENGL 4.2, DIRECTX 11.0, DIRECTCOMPUTE 5.0 - HDMI - DISPLAYPORT - DVI
Part #: 66NNH7DV6WXZ


I was looking all night and not sure if this is the best pick but was so tired I gave up. It does OC up to 1186 MHZ core that's not listed. with 1344 cuda cores.

Owe by the way amazon has this price but had to go through price watch to get the free s and handling. These cards are also company warranty for 2 years no added cost.