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Graphics card for AC25

pcrossington
Contributor

I'm about to buy a new iMac and there are three options for graphics cards:

1. Radeon Pro 5500 XT with 8GB of GDDR6 memory

2. Radeon Pro 5700 with 8GB of GDDR6 memory

3. Radeon Pro 5700 XT with 16GB of GDDR6 memory
 
I'm not gaming, just using Archicad, relying on cineware by Maxon as my renderer, so no photo-realistic stuff needed. My work is all single family houses.
 
Do any of you have an idea of which of these would work best? The first is included with the basic Mac specs, with a $300 bump up to the 2nd and another $200 to the 3rd...
 
thank you!
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Lingwisyer
Guru

If you are only using the Cineware renderer (which I think is basically the same as the old Cinerender) and you do not see yourself trying Twinmotion or any other renderer in the future, I see no reason to upgrade the GPU. There are however plans to bring Redshift to AC25 which will be hardware accelerated meaning the upgraded GPU would help. I am not sure if this will be displacing Cineware, though I doubt it will being more as an alternative.

 

 

Ling.

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Barry Kelly
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There is also this post ...

 

https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Setup-License-forum/New-computer-with-RTX-graphic-card/td-p/2272...

 

In it there is a post from me with a link to the Maxon website that lists recommended cards.

 

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