Video card for CityEngine?

Discussion created by alexdi26 on Sep 6, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 11, 2013 by MBuehler-esristaff
I'm assembling a system for someone who wants to work with large cities and datasets in CityEngine and ArcGIS. This is the spec:

Intel 3770
SSD storage

The last important part to buy is the video card, but I'm have a bear of a time determining which one. The budget is $300 maximum. I see a variety of gaming cards (AMD 6950 and 7750, nVidia 550Ti and upwards) and one workstation card (FirePro V4900). The gaming cards are massively more powerful than the workstation card on a hardware level. 

The only requirement (besides fluidly running CityEngine) is that is supports three monitors at the same time. The card can be used if available and within the price range. A used Quadro 2000 might qualify, except it only appears to support two screens.

What card would you suggest and why?