What Graphics Card Should a 3D Artist Choose?
There are so many things to consider as you embark on your career in the creative industries - sourcing knowledge, acquiring skills that recruiters need, and having the right hardware to power your creativity.
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There are so many things to consider as you embark on your career in the creative industries - sourcing knowledge, acquiring skills that recruiters need, and having the right hardware to power your creativity. Today we look at why we think choosing the right graphics card, is as important a decision as any.
Why should I care about choosing the right Graphics Card?
A graphics card is essentially an extension of your PC. The graphics card is a component on your Motherboard that allows you to display high quality images on your screen. This beginners guide from Business Insider is a great place to start understanding why choosing the right graphics card will make an impact on the imagery you deliver.
Is a Graphics Card just for Gamers?
No way, Jose. Although traditionally geared to game players and game developers, graphics cards are now just as important for 3D Modelling, Animation, rendering, video editing, as it is game development. And, if you are using software that would benefit from faster GPUs, why wouldn't you want a more efficient workflow!
This is a great article from Popular Science which talks about boosting your computer’s visual performance whether you are a game developer or an architectural visualiser. There is no surprise that NVIDIA is touted as an industry game changer in most of the discussion around PC performance, and very little coincidence that NVIDIA is sponsoring the 2022 Rookie Awards which are now open for entries.
Check out these guides from Creative Bloq and Dell, which are great to reference when deciding on what NVIDIA graphics card will work for you.
A few years ago, NVIDIA introduced a breakthrough in graphics real-time ray tracing and AI-based DLSS (deep learning super sampling), together called RTX.
NVIDIA quickly partnered with Microsoft and top developers and game engines to bring the visual realism of movies to fully interactive gaming. Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of NVIDIA’s GeForce business.
In fact, more than 35+ games are now powered by RTX. They include the #1 Battle Royale game, the #1 RPG, the #1 MMO and the #1 best-selling game of all time – Minecraft.
Today, further advancements are doing more to support your artistic journey. Read more about NVIDIA's latest news here.
More immediately, Dell and NVIDIA have joined forces to support the journey one lucky Rookie Awards winner by offering a Precision 3650 Tower Workstation with RTX A5000 GPU valued at $6500USD as part of our Creative Starter Kit Giveaway. So, if you haven't yet entered the Rookie Awards 2022, time is ticking, get those beautifully rendered images uploaded before June 1st 2022.