Graphic Card for Poser? Which?



  • @ghostship said in Graphic Card for Poser? Which?:

    @Boni I would think that if you have latest drivers and latest Poser version and still crashing then problems with AMD card that wont get resolved. Save for and nvdia card.

    If Boni is running a R8 M445DX, she is running a laptop, she will need more than a nvidia card.


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    @ssgbryan My last computer was a laptop as well (had an Nvidia card in that one). it worked great till the computer died. This was all I could afford and ... I was lead to believe this card would work. Can laptop video cards be upgraded? I haven't taken a computer apart for almost 20 years when I actually rebuilt them fairly well and often.



  • @Boni said in Graphic Card for Poser? Which?:

    @ssgbryan My last computer was a laptop as well (had an Nvidia card in that one). it worked great till the computer died. This was all I could afford and ... I was lead to believe this card would work. Can laptop video cards be upgraded? I haven't taken a computer apart for almost 20 years when I actually rebuilt them fairly well and often.

    https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/3128/radeon-r8-m445dx

    To compare it to a desktop GPU, you are looking at about an 8 year video card (Nvidia 9600 or a Radeon 5670).

    Laptop video chips are soldered onto the logic board, so you won't be upgrading it. You are sharing memory between the CPU and the GPU, so you may be running out of memory - have you maxed the system out, ram wise?


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    @ssgbryan No, still have factory configuration ... I will look into adding more ram to see if that helps. I had a computer in the early nineties that was hand soldered ... the MB had 2 megs of ram soldered onto the board!! Dang, I thought I could get a secondary graphics card to enhance ... see how out-dated I am? Well, onward and foreward.



  • I'd like to do this one day.....

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  • @ssgbryan not with a new Mac LOL!



  • @ssgbryan hah! just been looking into the possibility of turning my old dual 2GHz G5 into a hackintosh. I do like the cheese grater case. :-)



  • The mod shown isn't for the faint of heart - you aren't just adding taps to the power cable, you are modding the power supply itself(Some skill with a soldering iron required). Or you are stuffing an Xbox 1 PSU in the optical bay to drive the 3rd card.

    Ghostship - Yes and no. With an iMac "Pro" or a Macbook "Pro" one can add an eGPU. Apple uses an RX 580, because they don't grasp that the real world runs on CUDA (And because of this, I have a 4Gb RX 560 ($100 shipped, humming away in my Mac Pro). Can't do it with the trash can because Apple prevents the use of TB2 connectors to do it (not that they could handle the throughput). It may be possible with the upcoming "Modular" Mac Pro. It depends on what Sir Idiot Boy decides.

    At the end of the day, what the remaining Mac Pro user base wants is a cheesegrater with an updated motherboard and connectors. That isn't what Apple wants, however. They don't want their customers to upgrade or repair anything; they expect us to drop 7 - 9 thousand dollars on a sealed box every 5 or 6 years.

    If you are using a Mac, you probably should start planning to transition to Windows 10. The reality is that Timmy doesn't want our money anymore.

    Anomalaus - lots of folks have done that. Check youtube. I've thought about it myself - I have one of those collecting dust.

    Right now however, my priority is getting my 1,1 Mac Pro turned into a media server. I've already screwed up with the video card (1,1 maxes out at OSX 10.11.6 (El Capitan) and the GT 1030 I bought needs at least 10.12.) On the other hand, I am also tinkering around with building a $200ish gaming box. An HP 8200 Elite with an i7 and either a GT 1030 or a low profile 1050ti makes a nice toy to tinker with - it will also run Poser just fine.



  • @ssgbryan said in Graphic Card for Poser? Which?:

    At the end of the day, what the remaining Mac Pro user base wants is a cheesegrater with an updated motherboard and connectors. That isn't what Apple wants, however. They don't want their customers to upgrade or repair anything; they expect us to drop 7 - 9 thousand dollars on a sealed box every 5 or 6 years.

    Yeah, I was a Mac guy from 1986 till about 2011. Worked for a store that sold Macs and repaired them. I'm just so done with Macintosh computers. A machine that is 3 years old is considered "vintage" so they can stop selling parts and repairing them at the Apple stores and send those customers to 3rd party repair places like the one I worked for just to screw the customers AND the repair facility.


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    The sad thing about Macs is that although the fact that they are by nature proprietary they are more stable. That is a good thing. But when they tie the users' hands in upgrades ... and price things out of the average user's budget ... if they were a smaller company they'd be shooting themselves in the foot and going out of business. I use to be a Mac proponent ... I couldn't stick with it.



  • That is what happens when you have a bean counter in charge and the clown in charge of software and hardware is more concerned about the looks of a product than it's actual performance.



  • @Boni I'm still mostly a Mac guy. When Jobs was in charge back in the day, Macs were expensive even then. Primarily because a lot of the money they made went back into research and development. However, since Tim Cook took over, Apple has not been anywhere near the same company it once was. It was once innovative, now they just try to come up with new ways they can screw you out of an extra buck or ten.