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this stuff is insaine for the price.. damn...

http://fxvideocards.com/PNY-Quadro-F...E-p-16259.html
    
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Blimey. £3k for something with 'FX' in the name which brings back memories of my old AGP FX5500.
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Thats a lot of cash to lay down just for the graphics card.

Another newbie question , why is the card so expensive? I assume its for server side things, but if it is so expensive who would want to buy this card and if it is even so much more expensive than the 9800x2 is it better than the 9800x2 in gaming or is the card's strengths focused elsewhere? Thanks!
    
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it's so pricey because it's not setup like a video card for gaming. It's a rendering card used for CAD operations.
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Its for proffesional rendering

just goes to show gotta spend money to make it
    
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Originally Posted by Danylu View Post
Thats a lot of cash to lay down just for the graphics card.

Another newbie question , why is the card so expensive? I assume its for server side things, but if it is so expensive who would want to buy this card and if it is even so much more expensive than the 9800x2 is it better than the 9800x2 in gaming or is the card's strengths focused elsewhere? Thanks!
Its actually for digital content creation where major amounts of processing is being done on the GPU. The Nvidia Quadro's and ATI FireGL's are highly optimized for OpenGL code and tend to be produced more robustly, as they run under load for much of their service life.

The cards are fantastic, and if you're using an application that can take advantage of it, its a great tool to have in the arsenal

Some programs that make the card worth every penny:
Autodesk Maya (Alias Maya for you oldschooler's)
Autodesk 3D Studio Max
Autodesk AutoCAD (I guess you could say Autodesk is a big player)
Avid Xpress Pro HD & Avid Media Composer
Adobe Premiere Pro & After Effects
Most BorisFX packages
Nvidia's Gelato Renderer (with the mango plugin for Maya and Amaretto for 3DS Max)

Ironically, look at my sig and this is what I spend 8 hours a day knee deep in I've personally got a ton of time on each piece of software listed there with the exception of Premiere Pro (used Premiere until version 6.0, then made the switch to Avid and haven't looked back), and AutoCAD, which I have never used (We've got an artist that does use it and gets us more familiar and workable file formats)
Edited by FearMeansControl - 6/4/08 at 6:03am
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it wasnt an gaming card, it is a workstation GPU (CAD, Rendering jobs) as per FEARMEANSCONTROL said, it is optimized for faster and smooth rendering. optimized OpenGL. (wish i could have one for my WS)
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yeah, I've read some reviews on the Quadro FX 5600 and they all say that they are horrible for games. But yeah, pretty pricey for a GPU
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