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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). 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!!



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)