I am ready to purchase a new workstation. I have done all the research and read all the posts. I have decided on the fastest clock speed new 6-core Intel proc.
My problem is deciding on a videocard. With SW2008, I started with an ATI V7200 and was very happy - no issues. I then "upgraded" to an Nvidia FX3700 and irregardless of driver revision, I had problems. Although everyone on the forum seems to love the card, I could not get it to run stable. After that we updated to ATI V7600 - still no issues - ran even better. We have been using the V7600 with SW2009 and Win7 64 with no problems.
So now I am having a hard time choosing a videocard. The contenders are as follows....
Obviously from my past experience and stability, I am leaning towards the ATI cards. But the specs on the Nvidia's for Solidworks are always great. And as always saving money is good. I don't want to go for the V7800 if the V5800 is completely adequate. We work on both very large and small assemblies.
Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.