Hello all. I am about to enter the world of 3d modeling, using Maya and was wondering if getting a different graphics card will make rendering faster. I currently have an Nvidia 460 GTX OC gaming card. Should I swap it out for a work station card and will it make any difference? I have an I3 processor and 8 gigs of ram and Win 7. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
The GTX 580 3gb is good for GPU rendering (lots of cuda cores+memory). Regular rendering requires quite a lot of CPU power, so the i3 might not be that fantastic. The quadro line of cards generally perform better in the viewport.