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Hello all,

I am a VFX guy and use Quadro FX cards. Back in the day I did the trick of changing a gaming card into a Quadro through software because the gpu was the same. I also know that you can't do that anymore. But...

I was wondering if anyone has been using Nvidia's gaming cards for GPU acceleration in 3d programs and seeing exceptional results.

I use 3ds max iray renderer (which is gpu rendering), After Effects for gpu acceleration on some effects...etc.

I'm really curious about this because of the release of the the GTX 590 it literally rivals the Quadro 6000 (fermi series) card.

I know the difference in price is because of support and drivers...etc.

But still, if it works then I would totally purchase this card.

So, any feedback would be incredibly appreciated

Best,

Michael
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All I know is that the gaming GPU's have 2x as much ROPS as their quadro version. Also, the gaming cards GPU chip does not read the same (script) so to say. The Gaming GPU does not process data the same way as the workstation does, so you will get better performance from the Quadro 6000
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We've been tackling the same issue at work. We mainly use AutoCAD MEP for 2D design and we are trying to plan what to purchase for Autodesk Revit 2011 since it looks to be rapidly becoming the industry standard for MEP design.
Our budget is pretty low so all we've tried so far are Dell T3500s with Quadro FX 580 and Quadro 600. We purchased a couple of GTX460s from NewEgg and tried those as well.

I'm not sure if your building your own stations, but with the Dells, you are limited by the low wattage PSUs. The T3500 support only up to 150W cards.

As of now, we saw moderate increase in performance using the GTX460, but that's comparing it to a couple of entry level Quadro cards.

I found two pretty helpful reviews that clearly explain the advantages of the workstation cards.

http://www.cgarchitect.com/news/newsfeed.asp?nid=4960
http://www.behardware.com/articles/8...ics-cards.html

The GeForce cards seem to be very competitive in CAD, but when it comes to CG rendering and 3D modeling, the Quadros appear to be better designed for that work.

It all comes down to the type of work you will be doing and budget.
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I always build my machines because I could get exactly what I need. Right now I am using a Quadro FX 3800 and have no problems with it. But I could always use more horsepower. My main 3d program is 3d studio max.

It's just that, when you look at the actual specifications of the gaming cards it's insane.

I will check out the links you sent. Thanks so much for the help.
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I just thought about it and wouldn't Quad SLI GTX 580's with a good PSU still be cheaper that a single FX 6000?
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