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nvid quadro question!!
show user profile  jadedsoul1
Hi peeps..
Im using a bog starndard gaming 8400 GS gfx card, what do people think of the pcie quadro 600 cards, is it a gimic or do these cards realy outperform high end gaming cards.
ISIs it worth buying a quadro. Iv found em for sale at 160 dollar, thats about 80 quid..thats sounds to good.... any thought ??
thanks for your time...
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2/27/2011 11:25:23 PM (last edit: 2/27/2011 11:25:23 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
nearly all quadros have a geforce brother that has an identical core architecture, the difference being that the geforces usually are clocked higher thus they outperform them for cheaper price in most situations. The only advantages quadros have over geforce is their huge amounts of memory and very specifically optimized drivers for certain applications (like max) which yield around 20% to 100% more fps(very much depending on the scene, you probably wont see any difference unless you are working with really high poly counts)

now as to buying an low end quadro - its just a bad idea. The only reason to justify the overpricedness of quadros is when the ultimate high-end gaming card doesent cut it so you get the ultimate high-end quadro for that little bit extra in a very narrow situation. If you absolutely have to have a quadro atleast do it cheap, every now and then the quadro and geforce cards get a little too similar which allows you to softmod a geforce into a quadro, last happened with the 8800 series afaik and if we wait long enough im sure it'll happen again.

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2/28/2011 12:31:55 AM (last edit: 2/28/2011 12:58:43 AM)
show user profile  jadedsoul1
Thanks for your input stabby,
yea i dont think the card i was looking at is an old card as its pci,e an you can xfire it or what ever nvid's tech is and on the nvid site is say's new, but the price is very cheap, $160 here ill post a link an tell us what you think kidder.
Im sure the new game cards will out peform they dont have max drivers. but i dont do so much stuff as to bog down max anyway. i feel what ya sayin.
i was bidding on 7900 gtx today an forgot about it, i bided 20 it went for 24. an old card but was top of range a few years ago. i think.
o well im lookin to upgrade some stuff as i just cant the the levels of subd i need in zbrush, more ram is needed i think aswell.

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2/28/2011 1:12:35 AM (last edit: 2/28/2011 1:12:35 AM)
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