Video Card certified for Maya. Which one to buy?
I would like to upgrade my workstation with a PCI Express Video Card certified for Maya, in order to increase the performance of my system and its stability especially. For the moment I would prefer to stay on an entry-level solution, therefore I would have selected the following two products, both designed for the PCI Express bus.
ATI FireGL v3200
Which one would you suggest to buy? I understand they cost, more or less, the same amount of money… Are there any advantages identifiable with one model rather than the other? I’m perfectly aware they both represent entry-level solutions, but I would like to listen to your competent opinion before taking the final decision (looks like the FireGL v3200 has a higher bandwidth [12.8 GB/sec] than the Quadro FX540, which is rated at 8.8 GB/sec].
However, beyond the raw figures and taking into consideration the architecture and the overall stability/performance of these two cards, which one would you suggest?
Thanks a lot in advance for all your help.