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[tcMag] Nvidia intros new, dual-GPU Quadro card

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Another stealthy releases from Nvidia sees the Santa Clara-based company update its professional graphics offer with a new, dual-GPU card. The Quadro FX 4700 X2 is deemed as the ultimate CAD, DCC, and visualization solution and it uses a dual-PCB design that looks a bit like that of the GeForce 7950GX2.

Requiring extra power through two 8-pin PCI power connectors, the FX 4700 X2 features on-board SLI, has a 256-bit memory interface and has 2GB of memory. The card has DirectX 10 support, a maximum power consumption of 226W and is likely equipped with two G92 chips. Fortunately for out mental health, the price of the Quadro FX 4700 X2 has not been revealed.




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woah... so what makes a card better at CAD visualizations than a normal gaming GFX card?
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Price will be somewhere around $2,500-$3,000 guarantee it.
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Having used CAD programs on my crappy school computers, we would get lagg so often, a good graphics card can make a hell of a difference, iv'e never used a CAD dedicated card. But going from whatever we used on our school computers to my 8600GTS made things so much smother, and i could render 3d objects without as much trouble then before.
Amazing how much Performance CAD programs need.
    
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Originally Posted by nategr8ns View Post
woah... so what makes a card better at CAD visualizations than a normal gaming GFX card?
These cards emphasize graphics quality and accuracy rather then speed like a gaming card. If you were to render something really complex on a gaming card it would leave a lot of fine details out. However these CAD cards are not good for gaming as a result.
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hence why it has 2 gig of memory. CAD uses insaine amounts of memory.

Just think of it this way. When you are gaming high end graphcis, you are seeing alot of detail moving within the 1920x1200 rezolution.

In CAD, once you get into detail You might have a whole building drawn up. This is somewhere around 80,000x25,000 rezolution. And the card has to keep all that in memory.

Two completely diffferent uses for the cards.
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CAD requires precision, which a gaming card doesn't have to produce. If one frame is screwed up for one reason or another, it really wont matter because games are fast paced and it won't cause problems.

With quadro / fireGL cards, they are tested heavily in order to produce the most accurate image possible. Also, the drivers are generally different in addition to increase the accuracy.
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so is this two sepearte cores on one pcb, or 2 cores on one die?
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2 cores on 2 PCB i assume. 1 on each.
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Is there a fan on top and in between?
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