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So, if i'm understanding all of this correctly. If NVIDIA made drivers similar to the ones used in Quadros, etc, for a GTX 590 or something, you would have a serious card, no?
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I remember looking into these cards when I had money to burn, they call these them 'workstation' units, and they are used to render specific geometric solutions in real-time. The guy told me he doesn't recommend them for gaming, and even an old card is worth more than a new 'normal' gaming card for consumers. Unless you are designer, these cards aren't for you.

I think it's like the preconceived notion people have about macs being better at rendering film and image, and pc more suited for video games. (but we can also jailbreak a mac and change its OS to windows xp to play video games that aren't yet released for mac)
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I was wondering this myself. So the term "specific" is the key to the price as well as the lack in quantity made/sold biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Catscratch View Post

I was wondering this myself. So the term "specific" is the key to the price as well as the lack in quantity made/sold biggrin.gif

Precisely.
 
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Now correct me if I'm wrong but I also thought that the Quadro's could display much higher AA levels (I'm not talking about CSAA here)than mainstream versions. I know this is most likely a driver feature though. But specifically used for rendering 3d animation.
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Now correct me if I'm wrong but I also thought that the Quadro's could display much higher AA levels (I'm not talking about CSAA here)than mainstream versions. I know this is most likely a driver feature though. But specifically used for rendering 3d animation.

I think you're right on this. There's also a big difference in the pipelines in Quadro/FireGL versus mainstream right?
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So, if i'm understanding all of this correctly. If NVIDIA made drivers similar to the ones used in Quadros, etc, for a GTX 590 or something, you would have a serious card, no?

Well kind of. The hardware is missing. So for instance a 590 may inherently resemble the power of a similarly spec'd Quadro card, however the hardware/architecture is different.

Example:

DOT (Department of Transportation) be it state or federal, uses FireGL/Quadro cards for real-time 3D / vector graphics to determine better traffic routes, maps, real-time routes for specific needs, etc. They are also used in designing new improvements to transportation conditions.

You couldn't do that with a 'mainstream' or 'gamer' card. The hardware is missing internally. Drivers can't change this unless the card used (like I mentioned the 8800GTX before which was nearly identical to similar powered Quadro cards at the time) can be modded to function like a professional card.
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