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post #1 of 14
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well it suddenly hit me.

since work station graphics card are suppose to be optimized for rendering stuff like 3D, wouldn't it be a better choice to fold on one. of course im talking about just performance, not the price part.

if it's so good at rendering 3D stuff, don't you think it would make for easy work on folding WU?
Edited by this n00b again - 7/9/08 at 6:04am
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post #2 of 14
Try it i haven't heard of it yet
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post #3 of 14
i have heard of some people getting good ppd on tesla systems, but nothing about quadro or fireGL cards
Edited by {core2duo}werd - 7/9/08 at 9:22am
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yea???

i would of thought the telsa and quadros would monster f@h
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post #5 of 14
supposedly (I don't have an experience with it) They are the same cards physically as the normal mainstream graphics cards, just different drivers. If somebody has a set workstation drivers that can run on an 8800gt I would love to see results
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yeah if someone had some workstation graphics cards. i would love to see some results. i mean they are way more $$$ than the other graphics cards, i would like to see why.
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post #7 of 14
modding a driver could work right?

like the same way i have the 177.35 (meant for gtx 2XX cards) with a modded .inf and it works perfectly.

or does it work differently with the workstation drivers?
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by this n00b again View Post
yeah if someone had some workstation graphics cards. i would love to see some results. i mean they are way more $$$ than the other graphics cards, i would like to see why.
A lot of the workstation graphics cards are similar hardware wise as the gaming cards. They are just more stable and tested more. They also have more optimized drivers. Its worth a try, but I wouldnt buy one just to test it. Any one have access to one though work?
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post #9 of 14
I have a couple of workstation cards, but little time to setup another test.

I would propose the following;

Make it as easy as possible for me to load everything up and start and I will make a go of it.

I have the following hardware;
Dual xeon mobo (Tyan S2692)
nVidia FX 3400 (I am pretty sure this is the 6600 equivalent) Plus I have some other less powerful fireGL's and quadro's.
Plenty of drives...
2gb of memory
Any OS (win server 2003 x64 R2 currently installed)

Again, make this as fast and easy as possible and I will test it out.
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post #10 of 14
but if you already have an 8800gt, its not going to cost any extra $ to do it. I dont know how to mod nvidia drivers, but its already been done so maybe just even copying the ini file would work
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