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Ok so I dont game alot but i do ALOT of graphic design and architecture (3d design). I waited around for the GTX 280 single core card but when seeing the results I am starting to wonder if i should just get the 9800gx2. My question is with the programs i use (all openGL Rhino, 3DS) will it even take advantage of SLI? the GX2 uses SLI right???? Also i dont know if my MB will even take advantage of the GX2 SLI.
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what about an proffesional Quadro card hmm?
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what about an proffesional Quadro card hmm?
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NO WAY!!! I use a FX 3700 at work (quadro version of 8800gt) and its no better than my 8800gt. To take advantage of the quadro you really have to have special drivers and right now the only ones are Maya, Autocad, 3DS and I only use 3ds for rendering (rarely) so its mostly CPU intensive. Also the FX3700 is OVER $500. For that price i could have a 9800gx2 with x2 the power.
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Also, i would like to start gaming a little (not much) but quadros do not game well.
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