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    Help with gfx card

    Hi all,

    I've been asked to build a system for my friend but he wants to run solidworks 2009 and be also to be able to run 2 monitors with things going on,
    Now i've never heard of solid works so not sure what it requires, having looked it always points to the quatro card however they are pricey, does anyone know another card that will do these jobs?

    Many thanks

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    Have you been through the Graphics card tool on their website?

    solidworks.com/sw/…tml

    Painkiller;7603394

    Have you been through the Graphics card tool on their … Have you been through the Graphics card tool on their website?http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/videocardtesting.html



    I had a look at that myself whilst trying to give an answer. Pretty useless/limited utility.

    Any card will run two monitors as long as they're [email protected] or below.

    Original Poster

    But how good do the cards need to be to run solidworks? cheers

    Avenger;7603984

    But how good do the cards need to be to run solidworks? cheers



    That's the whole point of that tool... put in the gfx card vendor, OS & version of solidworks & it will tell you which cards are compatible.

    Then you can look up the graphics cards and check that they offer a dual monitor function.

    Avenger;7603984

    But how good do the cards need to be to run solidworks? cheers



    As it's cad software I'd imagine the answer is the same as usual: 'It depends on the complexity of the models you're making'.

    Did your friend give you any details or even a budget?
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