... like a power virus and tip ageing components past their limits.
I think that's what happened to my trusty 470. Worked great in Adobe's suites, C4D using OpenGL rendering in the viewport was reliable...but once I started running TurbulenceFD (smoke/fire sim plugin) - even though I cranked the fan and kept temps down to <75 - it must've just pushed Fermi over the edge.
I'll be buying a new card ASAP. Since I can't afford Quadro or Tesla - and don't run a 10-bit color pipeline anyway (plus i'm not a full-time pro mograph artist) - is there any point in looking for higher DP numbers?
TurbulenceFD recommends a 4G card and requires CUDA 2.0 but I can't find out whether it uses double-precision math - or benefits from better DP ability.
I guess it doesn't really matter since I'll be sticking with NV and I can't afford Titan. It'll prob be a 4G 770.
Thanks for your help C I appreciate it! If you have any recommendations I'd love to hear them.