Originally Posted by xPrestonn
You know, the quadro cards aren't actually physically any more powerful than nvidias other high end offerings [for the most part], they just have specialized drivers.
you can hack quadro drivers onto a gtx 580 and get the same performance as a quadro card which costs a ton more than it.
Please do not do this !!!! it does not work. The quadros are specialized for 3d rendering ect. now i know i'm in a different field but the geforce performance in autodesk products 3ds max and the like is absolutly awful and unworkable.
When we were building our work machines we fell into this trap/ myth.
Anyway after a lot of emails and support calls with Nvidia and Autodesk they basically told us Geforce Will work with profesional tools but will not provide the optimal experiance. Trust me thats an understatement if there ever was one.
For example viewport fps in the new 3dsmax 2012 latest geforce drivers on GTX480's 3.4 fps. so installed quaddro drivers 3fps........
Anyway in the end we bought quaddros ( and i got a pair of 480's on the cheap
)and wow there is so much difference between these products. i am sat here with ~1 million polygons on screen close to 200fps.
The Quaddros are expensive and there is a reason for it because they are professional products.
Anyone feels like testing go download 3ds max 2012 trial and take a look, draw a simple poly and add a few particle sources then scroll the timeline now thats a slide show.
The story is the same i'm told with our graphics guys who work in Adobe CS5 all day, they also swear by the quaddros.
Now i can't comment on ATi's offerings as we have never used them but i will suggest if your using you pc for serious work get a serious card.
Kind regradsEdited by Ghilly - 10/20/11 at 7:28am