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Ok let's say you have a top of the like workstation equipped with th ebest of the best hardware available (dual xeon hexacore CPU's, 48GB of RAM, SSD's etc etc etc) and it was equipped with 2 Nvidia Quadro cards in SLI mode, lets' say,Quadro FX 5800 or something like that.

Could it be possible to run games on that machine as well? And how well could those games perform? Could they at least be playable?
Edited by Icekilla - 2/12/11 at 2:58pm
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One FX5800 has some 240 Cuda cores whereas for instance a GTX460 has 336. I'm pretty sure two GTX460's would be a cheaper and much better solution for gaming. Quadro's are for things like CAD as far as I know.
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could be done, but would be better playing on Geforce.
     
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What OS? Server 2008?


Not gonna happen.
    
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You could do. But, obviously, they're not designed for it and wont be that great at all. Say GTS 250 levels. I think biggrin.gif
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Well, I presume you will be using an SR-2 board. Have 2 Quadro's as your CAD etc, and have a 580 for games.
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post #7 of 13
He's not asking if he should buy them for gaming, but whether or not they can.
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Originally Posted by Icekilla;12362566 
Ok let's say you have a top of the like workstation equipped with th ebest of the best hardware available (dual xenon hexacore, 48GB of RAM, SSD's etc etc etc) and it was equipped with 2 Nvidia Quadro cards in SLI mode, lets' say,Quadro FX 5800 or something like that.

Could it be possible to run games on that machine as well? And how well could those games perform? Could they at least be playable?

Quadro drivers and BIOSes are not optimized for gaming, apart from that they don't really have more logical units than a GTX 580 for example. It's way cheaper and better to get a GeForce card.

Also it's dual Xeons, xenon is a noble gas wink.gif
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LOL typo fixed tongue.gif

It's just a hypothetical question, let's say that this engineer has that rig and she'd like to know if she could play games on his rig without having to buy a gaming GPU just because she's cheap and doesn't wants to drop money just to play some FPS games on her workstation.
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With 240 shaders and the right speeds you would be looking at something akin to my GTX275 or a GTX280 in performance per card if the drivers are good for it. But that's really dependent on the drivers.
     
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