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03-14-2007, 05:13 AM
Hey guys i am just about to upgrade my pc and i was going to buy a better cpu or a better graphics card now for lightwave is it better to buy a cpu or a gpu because i only have enough to upgrade one of them

my Computer
AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3400+
2 gig of ram
geforce 6600GT
Asus K8V-SE motherboard

now i was either going to buy a
geforce 7900GT
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ AM2

03-14-2007, 05:26 AM
Get the CPU... it will more than double your rendering performance (since it is a dual core) - the 7900GT will only update the viewport redraw speeds - and those will be sped up a bit by the faster CPU as well.


03-14-2007, 03:14 PM
Seconded. When I moved from a 3000+ to an X2 4600+ I did get just about a 3x increase in render speed. Far more worth it than the vid card upgrade.