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I have some very noobie questions about workstation cards.

Why are they so much more expensive?

and do they run games better than normal graphics cards?
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they are probably more expensive because they have a lot more vram to support more screens
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or you can go with this
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6277168&CatId=3669

that will make you to never buy another card again hahahah

But in all reality there just faster specially for video editing in many different dimensions i beleive its also say.... for tv stations and ummm big hollywood companies to render faster and have great quality from it.. but idk
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Originally Posted by dantoddd;12897635 
and do they run games better than normal graphics cards?

No, they are actually not optimized for games well at all. They often perform significantly worse.
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Also they have certain features enabled in which gaming cards do not have, like ECC memory, buffers, etc and other instructions added that gaming cards do not have. They also probably remove what isn't needed and optimize the drivers to work solely with said programs.

That is my guess and 2cents
 
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Originally Posted by dantoddd;12897635 
I have some very noobie questions about workstation cards.

Why are they so much more expensive?

and do they run games better than normal graphics cards?

They usually have licensed drivers with hyper optimizations to speed up work output in the major graphics applications. It costs money to get an optimized driver in Solidworks, Catia, MasterCam, etc etc. You get bundles of drivers for all the differing aps, and then there's the physical differences, massive vram etc.
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They are in their own division of hardware. They do their job extremely well. Like others had said our video cards do ok for workstation work and they do ok for gaming. Its best they stick to their respected purpose.
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