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[SCIRUN-USERS] Re: Re: Choice of workstation for image visualisation

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  • From: Ramón Casero Cañas <>
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  • Subject: [SCIRUN-USERS] Re: Re: Choice of workstation for image visualisation
  • Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 20:33:29 +0100

On 31/05/12 18:30, tom fogal wrote:

Your machine sounds more than adequate, except for (as you've guessed)
the video card is starting to get a bit dated.

On Linux, you don't want to use anything but nvidia still,
unfortunately.  I'd recommend picking up a GTX 280.  I develop using
that card daily and it's more than adequate.  Google reports that you
can pick one up for a hundred bucks.

Of course, you can spend more and get better results, but I would be
very surprised if you didn't get interactive performance out of that card.

Many thanks, Tom, for the advice and pointers.

Here in the UK, you can get the GTX 285 from amazon for £350 ($540).

I have been looking at the specs, and it looks like ~10x faster than what I have now, and 4 times more graphics memory

It's not available from Dell, though. As part of their T3500 workstation, it's possible to get a Quadro 2000, which is a bit cheaper than the GTX 285, and maybe half as fast.



Dr. Ramón Casero Cañas

Computational Biology
Department of Computer Science
University of Oxford
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