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Er...what?

It'll be fine for CAD. All you need are the right drivers. That comment makes <0 sense.
What drivers are those? Quadro drivers? They won't work on GeForce cards.
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post #22 of 32
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Er...what?

It'll be fine for CAD. All you need are the right drivers. That comment makes <0 sense.
My all time favorite Downey Jr. movie.


Topic now, I thought there were drivers floating around.
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post #23 of 32
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What drivers are those? Quadro drivers? They won't work on GeForce cards.
You're aware that quadro cards use the exact same GPU cores, right?
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What drivers are those? Quadro drivers? They won't work on GeForce cards.
You can flash Geforce cards to Quadros
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The G80s had an IHS and were still hot. Personally I would prefer a direct contact with the GPU since its almost instant heat transfer.
Heat wont pause, it will just be "held up" in the thermal paste/solder and the IHS material itself. It must have proven somewhat beneficial to cap the core, but considering the die size of these new chips, I don't see how an IHS could improve heat transfer. The two arguments you can make is a larger surface area for heat transfer, or that it protects the core. Both of those points are only necessary for smaller dies, as they'd be more prone to damage, and they could benefit from greater surface area for heat transfer. Maybe it also has to do with contact pressure? Not sure if that sounds reasonable either.
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6 and 8 pin power. Thats gonna take a big chunk out of most power supplies. running SLI or quad is going to take a monster psu
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You're aware that quadro cards use the exact same GPU cores, right?
I am perfectly aware of it, but the drivers aren't. And GeForce drivers don't do CAD so well.

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You can flash Geforce cards to Quadros


Trust me I have tried.
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post #28 of 32
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Trust me I have tried.


Eh. My bad. It's not "flash" but more of a softmod

http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.a...tno=539&pgno=0

If you want more proof, use the search function
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post #29 of 32
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Eh. My bad. It's not "flash" but more of a softmod

http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.a...tno=539&pgno=0

If you want more proof, use the search function
That "softmod" may make your card show up on GPUZ as a quadro driver, but it does NOT enable hardware accelerated OpenGL in windowed applications (a.k.a. CAD software).
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I am perfectly aware of it, but the drivers aren't. And GeForce drivers don't do CAD so well.





Trust me I have tried.
Then spend your $2,000 on a quadro and get off your elitist crap. Nvidia will release a Quadro version of this card and then you can talk about how awesome it is for CAD.
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