I'm considering the following cards: AMD FirePro V4900 AMD FirePro V3900 Nvidia Quadro 600 I'm currently leaning strongly towards the V4900, although I'm unsure if it will be appropriate. Heck, maybe there's a consumer card out there that would be better for what I need somehow? I spend a fair amount of time in 3Ds Max and ZBrush; about 3-9 hours a week. I also find myself loading up AutoCAD about once or twice a month. The complexity of the models I work on is enough to make my GTX 285's fan go full throttle. The frame rate stays decent, usually around 17 or above. However, in AutoCAD, while the card's fan doesn't take off, the frame rate will drop dramatically on models with either little more than a few instances of non-planar geometry (e.g. spheres and extruded splines), a large amount of geometry overall (e.g. a house), or a combination of the two. The switch from a Core 2 Duo E6600 to an i5 3570 hardly changed the situation with AutoCAD, so I'm left to believe that it's the graphics card acting as a hurdle (and yes, I've tried different drivers, settings within AutoCAD, etc.). As an added note, even though I have only one display right now (1920x1200), I would like the ability to feed two (3840x1200) in the future.