Re: My new build - Gaming and 3D Design
From personal experience, consumer ATI cards seem perfectly capable of CAD work. I run Pro/Engineer on my desktop like nobody's business, at least 4 times as fast as the University machines, and I'm just using a Radeon 4890. I've had no difficulties with any games or engineering apps with this baby, and that includes my current CAD project of a complete gyrocopter design (hundreds of parts, around 40 subassemblies), and Starcraft 2/Civ 5 on maxed settings. Sorry, but I don't have other games to reference it with.
Not saying the GTX is a bad choice, simply saying ATI isn't a bad one either.