Vortex III for All Autodesk work - Max, Motionbuilder, Maya
I'm pretty settled on this combo as my Autodesk workhorse for the next year or so (The P150EM looks very upgradable)
Any thoughts are always welcome, as I am waiting until hols are over to order and get delivery.
Note: I will Not be playing games....but probably using Unity to make some....Any Autodesk users here to comment?
(note: lack of hard drive for data is on purpose - I like to buy Buffalo Ministations or use the Cloud/Dropbox for most data.)
Chassis & Display
Vortex Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-3610QM (2.30GHz) 6MB
8GB SAMSUNG 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 MEMORY (2 x 4GB)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670M - 1.5GB DDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 11
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
180GB INTEL® 520 SERIES SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 550MB/sR | 520MB/sW)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW)
Memory Card Reader
Internal 9 in 1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD: Mini, XC & HC/MS: Pro & Duo)
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND (£9)
Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® ADVANCED-N 6235 (300Mbps) + BLUETOOTH
3 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD
1 X 1394a FIREWIRE PORT
Vortex Series 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (5,200 mAh/76.96WH)
Power Lead & Adaptor
1 x UK Power Lead & 180W AC Adaptor
Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence
FREE Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 (Limited functionality Word & Excel)
BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL
Keyboard & Mouse
INTEGRATED BACKLIT UK KEYBOARD WITH NUMBER PAD
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
INTEGRATED 2.0 MEGAPIXEL WEBCAM
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
Dead Pixel Guarantee
1 Year Dead Pixel Guarantee Inc. Labour & Carriage Costs (£19)
1 Month Free Laptop Insurance inc. Accidental Damage & Theft
PCS EXTRA-CARE DIAMOND DELIVERY - MON-FRI, PRE-NOON (£9)
Standard Build - Approximately 6 to 8 working days
Price: £1,254.00 including VAT and delivery.
Anyone using autodesk with feedback on the above?
I am currently building a rig for maya too (some adobe products, zbrush and a bit of gaming) and throughout the research It became clear that Maya benefits from higher number of cores and Ram. Most people suggest getting 16gb RAM and an i7 with 6 cores.
MAya and Motionbuilder with gaming cards
Thanks for the input...I've stumbled across a big problem in my rig;
Originally Posted by VictoryDefeatYou
Nvidia Kepler graphics cards (Geforce GTX 670-680-690) are not supported by Maya according to the Autodesk FAQ.
Presumably this is because Maya is OpenGL for viewports, and the Quadro cards with fermi are made for it.
yet the GTX 670 is fermi and based on the GTX 570, which is known to work with opengl and Maya (ish)
and the GTX 675 is fermi, not kepler, and based on the GTX 580, an even faster card.
Now I am really confused. I do not render a lot (have a Uni render farm), I just need the software to work properly.
10 years down the line, they are still pushing the Quadro line, I can't tell how real the problems could be.....
Will Autodesk bend to the inevitable (gaming cards)?