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by pollarda » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:01 am

I'm looking at building a system to handle large panos both flat and spherical 180s. How much benefit would I get for getting a fast graphics card? (I'm looking at a high performance video card that is used for rendering for Autocad, Photoshop etc. but it is expensive -- like $700.) There clearly isn't much use in having a card like this if it doens't make much difference.

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by UK Pano » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:36 am

Run a search on the forum as this is a regular discussion point. Synopsis is that it is RAM on the card that is most beneficial if my memory is correct.
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by HansKeesom » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:07 am

GPU is only usefull for editing and even that can be done without. I would invest in fast CPU, lots of memory, PCI-SSD's etc. first.
Buying a expensive GPU is only for upgrading a machine that can't be upgraded otherwise. And if you do, APP and APG only use single GPU, but it will the GB's on the card thankfully.
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