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    graphic card with lw 10

    hello,

    i would like to buy a graphic card to work with LW i works actually with lw 10.

    Carte graphique Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition - 2 Go

    ahttp://www.materiel.net/carte-graphique/sapphire-radeon-hd-7870-ghz-edition-2-go-86273.html

    do you thinks it's a good choice, or do you think i will take quickly limit number of polygon.

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    Bonjour Jeremie,

    A better choice would be an NVidia card for LightWave. The OpenGL drivers have always been better. I have this card: http://www.materiel.net/carte-graphi...romocode=16343 and it is very good.

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    And Nvidia cards have CUDA. Definitely go for Nvidia.

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    That's definitely an added benefit. Octane Render works on LightWave 10 as well and my GTX 660 Ti has 1344 CUDA cores, which makes it very fast indeed (haven't had the time to set a comparable render for LightWave and Octane scenes running yet).

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    Ben Vost - NewTek LightWave 3D development
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    AMD Threadripper 1950X, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, 32GB RAM, nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti (4GB and 768 CUDA cores) and GTX 1080 (8GB and 2560 CUDA cores) driver version 430.86
    AMD FX8350 4.2 GHz, Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64-bit, 16GB RAM, nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti (416.34, 4GB and 768 CUDA cores)
    Dell Server, Windows 10 Pro, Intel Xeon E3-1220 @3.10 GHz, 8 GB RAM, Quadro K620
    Laptop with Intel i7, nVidia Quadro 2000Mw/ 2GB (377.83 and 192 CUDA cores), Windows 10 Professional 64-bit, 8GB RAM
    Mac Mini 2.26 GHz Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM, 10.10.3

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    Over the year's that I've used Lightwave I have only ever had graphical issues (inside the real time viewports) when using ATI cards.

    So as others have said, go for an nVidia card.
    uh wha?

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    Thanks for your answer.

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