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Hey guys, so in the next week or two im going to be working on a build for a client. Although the budget is not set in stone its going to be around $500-1k for gpus so i was thinking 570s or 580s.

From what he tells me they are going to be using the build mostly for CAD programs along with some programs that use cuda (and BF3 since its going to be at his residence ). Since i dont really work with those programs myself i wasn't sure what would be the best set up.

What i was wondering if it the budget was around $1k would it be better to go with three 570s or two 580s? And if the budget was closer to $500 what would give the best bang for his dollar?

Thanks for the help

Oct 19th:
Edit: But found out a little about the client from my GF, (which she referred him to me to help him) he is a researcher at the university. and is going to be mostly using autocad, solid works and running iterations (in matlab im assuming) from what she recalls

Edit: OCT 22 7:13 pm PST
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yup, well just had a talk with him today, and he said he wanted to do rendering and such mostly on the cpu and a bit lighter on the video card. but wanted to get as much "gaming processing power" as possible (with nvidia) for the money. So basically i he wasnts a good rendering cpu and a good gaming gpu set up from what he told me.

But in terms of a system this what i came up with as a proposal where the total budget is to be $3000 (think the total is coming out to about $3100 after tax [10%])

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Hey guys, so in the next week or two im going to be working on a build for a client. Although the budget is not set in stone its going to be around $500-1k for gpus so i was thinking 570s or 580s.

From what he tells me they are going to be using the build mostly for CAD programs along with some programs that use cuda (and BF3 since its going to be at his residence ). Since i dont really work with those programs myself i wasn't sure what would be the best set up.

What i was wondering if it the budget was around $1k would it be better to go with three 570s or two 580s? And if the budget was closer to $500 what would give the best bang for his dollar?

Thanks for the help
You may want to go with Quadros..
 
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You may want to go with Quadros..
hmmm, it is his personal "work" computer which hes going to be using during the day for work games/browsing at night (at least thats what it sounded like) so though a regular gpu would give a good balance.

would a quadro card with ~2-300 processors do better then 2 570s? I know that quadros would be more efficient but would the extra cores in the 570s close the gap?

but yeah sorry >_< havent had a chance to talk to him for more then a few minutes :\\ which is why im a bit fuzzy on details
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hmmm, it is his personal "work" computer which hes going to be using during the day for work games/browsing at night (at least thats what it sounded like) so though a regular gpu would give a good balance.

would a quadro card with ~2-300 processors do better then 2 570s? I know that quadros would be more efficient but would the extra cores in the 570s close the gap?

but yeah sorry >_< havent had a chance to talk to him for more then a few minutes :\\ which is why im a bit fuzzy on details
Some applications are limited to Quadros and he will experience MUCH better performance in CAD. As for the gaming and browsing I cannot comment, a Quadro will work but it won't perform as well as the Geforces.
 
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What CAD program first? What do they support? Always get requirements when building a specific build.
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If you dont go the quaddro route, i would deff go 2x 3gb 580's. Vram is much more important these days than it used to be.
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Some applications are limited to Quadros and he will experience MUCH better performance in CAD. As for the gaming and browsing I cannot comment, a Quadro will work but it won't perform as well as the Geforces.
ah okay definitely good to know well ill have to do some research

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What CAD program first? What do they support? Always get requirements when building a specific build.
i know that autodesk is used, as well as solid works, other then that not sure at the moment, gonna meet with him about specifics in the next week or two but wanted to have some ideas when i head over there >_<

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If you dont go the quaddro route, i would deff go 2x 3gb 580's. Vram is much more important these days than it used to be.
thanks for the input
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hmmm.. so i been doing some research and came across this which compares geforce 4 series vs quardo (last generation). From the graphs it seems that the gtx480 trades blows with the quadro but i really am not sure if i am reading the graphs right.

After looking at what quadro cards are out there with in budget is a fx4000 ($800) or fx2000 ($450)

but theoretically IF they do trade blows (assuming im reading the graphs correctly) might it be worth going for 2-3 geforce 5 series cards vs 1 quadro?

Thanks for the input, sorry trying to figure this out >_<

Edit: But found out a little about the client from my GF, (which she referred him to me to help him) he is a researcher at the university. and is going to be mostly using autocad, solid works and running iterations (in matlab im assuming) from what she recalls
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well if he wants to game too, then dont go for quadro. id say 2 3gb 580's would be good. although 2 570's would be enough
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If I remember correctly Quadro and GeForce are pretty much the same hardware wise. With GeForce being purposely crippled at application such as AutoCAD. Some GeForce can be flashed with hacked firmware to unlock all the performance/features otherwise found in Quadro.

From what you are saying, it'll be much better to go down to the Quadro line. Sure gaming wise it's going to take a hit because of premium price tag, but it'll be much better when it comes to CAD acceleration.

This shows where Quadro and FirePro are compare to consumer GPU.
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
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