How much will I have to spend to get a graphics card that is good enough for woodworking oriented hobby use to replace the integrated graphics on my MB? Any advice on what to get would be great as well. It’s been a decade since I had a need for anything other than integrated graphics and I simply don’t know how to shop for one beyond the specs in the sketchup suggested HW specs and HW requirements. I see a lot of $500+ cards recommended for this, but what about budget hobby good-enough I won’t scream at it and give up? Can I get a card for $50? $100?
I don’t believe I’ll work with particularly complex models at any point on the machine in question. If I do need to I can use the computers at the makerspace here.
My mothorboard is an ASRock AM1B-ITX with integrated AMD Radeon R3 Series Graphics in A-series / E-series APU, 8G ram, a 256G SSD, and an AMD Athlon 5350 2.05 GHz. I’m stuck running linux (which I greatly prefer, just not for this on program) but finally got sketchup working well in wine, albeit without tooltips when I mouse over icons (regardless of settings. If I find sketchup appealing enough and run into problems using it via wine I will get a copy of windows to boot to, but I can’t presently afford both a graphics card and a license.
Thank you for any help you can give! I spend a great deal of time in my woodshop and run into situations where sketchup would help quite often, not to mention the amount of models out there I can use to see others’ solutions to issues.