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Is the FirePro W5000 worth it?

Question asked by Scott Scarpinato on Jan 13, 2014
Latest reply on Jan 15, 2014 by Charles Culp

Hey all! I am currently building my own desktop for Solidworks and the GPU is the hardest thing to figure out. I know I want to go with a firepro (I don't want this to be an area for firepro vs nvidia but suggestions will be taken into consideration).

http://fireprographics.com/ws/products/comparison/index.asp Lists some good side by side specs of all their main cards but I am wondering how effective those features are in Solidworks.

I want to go with the W5000 (nice balance between price and performance) but I don't know if it is actually that much better than the V4900.

I would appreciate the help of anyone who has experience and/or konwledge and not just an opinion. Thanks!!

 

P.S:

This is what I'm getting for my desktop:

  • AMD FX-8350 CPU
  • AMD FirePro W5000???
  • 1 TB HDD (Maybe a 256 GB SSD as well)
  • ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
  • 8 GB RAM @ 1866
  • 550W power supply
  • Rosewill Galaxy-01 tower

(Suggestions accepted)

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