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Quadro is crap!!! Nvidia decieved me :(

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Ok so I was asked to build my company a desktop focussed on 3d modeling/rendering. (its an architecture firm). I knew the 8800gt was a good workstation card as it is. I was orrigionally going to put 1 Palit 8800gt 1gb superclocked for about $200 but after speaking to many nvidia representatives they assured me that Quadro was the way to go. The weapon of choice was the FX3700 512mb (g92 core i believe). They claimed about double the performance of the 8800gt and unprecidented realtime shadows and shader blah blah blah. Sooooo, after spending about $600 of my companies money on a GPU i figured i made the right decision. What i didnt know was they were going to buy 6 identical machines and have me train 5 others with the software and such. Come to find out this FX3700 (even with performance driver) performs no better, even worse than its less than $200 counterpart. In fact the 1GB superclocked 8800gt blew the quadro out of the water in opengl apps. I tested models in sketchup, rhino 4, 3ds max, autocad and some rendering programs. Im just a little ticked off that I wasted $3,600 of the companies money on overpriced hardware. what a sad day
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cant you return them
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That's because you have to buy their newest and best cards to get the full potential... Only those cards are $1000+.
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Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
cant you return them
+1 you could probably just return them.


Did you ever check out the ATI Fire series cards?
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Unfortunately i cannot. They have already been set up and 2 have been shipped off to another state for other firm members that commute. I just can't bring myself to tell them that they should return the parts. I would feel like a jerk.
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Im sorry this should be in the RANTS section shouldnt it. Oh well. I dont think i can move it can I?
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Wow that really sucks...Try to return them?

edit Oh that sucks...well as long as no one knows you are good right? I mean I understand you feel like you messed up but how big is the company? I doubt that is THAT much money.
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wow that sucks
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post #9 of 44
I'm confused.

I read a comparision chat in CPU magazine between the quadro and 8800gt, and even the 8600gt based Quadro card was better then the 8800gt gamer card.

Something is fishy.
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Could be a driver issue!
    
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