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The Quadro FX5600 has been benchmarked in the Crysis flyover at 41FPS @ 1280 x 1024, so gaming is possible, although you would be crazy to buy one specifically for gaming.
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post #22 of 54
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Originally Posted by jinja_ninja View Post
Please say you are joking.

That's like taking $2000 and setting it on fire.
More like $3,800 which is what I paid for them. I really am serious though, i'm curious to how well they would perform in Crysis considering that they are supposed to be amazing at rendering and have amazing image quality. They should overclock well too considering they are binned to have the best silicon.
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Your money would've been better spent getting a new PC...
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post #24 of 54
Yeah gaming is possible with them...however the price is not justifiable lol.
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More like $3,800 which is what I paid for them. I really am serious though, i'm curious to how well they would perform in Crysis considering that they are supposed to be amazing at rendering and have amazing image quality. They should overclock well too considering they are binned to have the best silicon.
Congrats, you just wasted over 3k. Enjoy your fail.
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More like $3,800 which is what I paid for them. I really am serious though, i'm curious to how well they would perform in Crysis considering that they are supposed to be amazing at rendering and have amazing image quality. They should overclock well too considering they are binned to have the best silicon.
Don't expect anything special, the drivers are not optimized at all for gaming, a pair of 8800GT's will likely get better FPS, also are the FX3700 tri-sli compatible? it only appears to have 1 SLI connector which would suggest 2 card SLI only.
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More like $3,800 which is what I paid for them. I really am serious though, i'm curious to how well they would perform in Crysis considering that they are supposed to be amazing at rendering and have amazing image quality. They should overclock well too considering they are binned to have the best silicon.
Some people have more money than sense.

I would recommend spending the $3800 on a month in a mental asylum
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post #28 of 54
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Don't expect anything special, the drivers are not optimized at all for gaming, a pair of 8800GT's will likely get better FPS, also are the FX3700 tri-sli compatible? it only appears to have 1 SLI connector which would suggest 2 card SLI only.
Do you not get it? He's not going for FPS, he's going for image quality.
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post #29 of 54
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Do you not get it? He's not going for FPS, he's going for image quality.
I do get it, a Quadro will not deliver 'better' gaming IQ, it will draw things more accurately in DCC/CAD apps, however in DirectX gaming however the results will be no better than a comparable GeForce (the 8800GT). It may be worse depending on the driver support for the game in question.

Gaming image quality is provided by high levels of AA, the best way to implement this is still the brute force approach adopted by gaming cards.

Quadro cards are designed to work in a windowed enviroment, here being able to open a dialog box over the workspace and not having to redraw the entire screen matter more than texture fill rates.
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Do you not get it? He's not going for FPS, he's going for image quality.
If he wants image quality over FPS, then why buy three cards? Surely that is saying "I want mega FPS!"...?
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