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Quadro FX 1700-3700 vs Consumer Cards??
jennyb 
1/4/08 10:50:36 PM
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Has anyone actually chalked up any benchmarks with Quadro's and consumer cards of the same generation. Please no 12 year olds yelling "just flash the firmware or softmod it". I know the basis chips are the same ie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadro but it would be nice to hear from someone who works with one day in, day out??

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Jeruselem 
2/4/08 10:36:43 AM
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Never used one but we tried buy one at work once and the prices were rather exorbitant.

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superfireydave 
2/4/08 3:46:10 PM
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JUST FLASH THE FIRMWARE

What program do you intend to use, or do you forsee gaining benefit from the workstation class card?

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jennyb 
2/4/08 6:27:38 PM
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Quote by superfireydave
JUST FLASH THE FIRMWARE

I will be using the Autodesk suite, mainly Architecture 2008-9 and some complex solid modelling, as well as the odd 3DS Max render. I was thinking of taking a chance on the FX3700, because I like to use the 3D hidden visual style alot.
Thanks for the replies gentlemen!

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superfireydave 
3/4/08 4:44:48 PM
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I'm not too sure about Autodesk Architecture, but I'm almost certain you'll notice minimal difference in 3DS Max.

I think the main thing you get with the cards are better performance in CAD based programs, and much better support for drivers etc.

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Jeruselem 
4/4/08 2:40:52 PM
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Quadros are just nVidia gaming cards with special firmware and drivers. The physical hardware isn't that different but the firmware is optimised for 3D design in combination with the special drivers which is what you are really paying for.

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Athiril 
4/4/08 5:16:12 PM
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These cards are for complex modelling, so that your preview of your 3D meshes and effects while modelling or animating dont lag.

Also for preview animation in complex models etc.

They're basically for improving your work flow, modeling and animation/keying time, not final rendering time.

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jennyb 
4/4/08 6:17:54 PM
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Thank you ladies/gentlemen. Very helpfull.

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fabricator 
6/4/08 1:36:42 AM
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Given that high end consumer cards now come with way more video RAM than they used to, the differences aren't as big as they used to be.

A Video card with 512MB or more isn't hard to find now, so if your doing texture heavy scenes a high end consumer card would actually be a better choice.

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jennyb 
6/4/08 11:23:40 PM
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There is actually an outdated document I printed off nvidia's website explaining the differences, and after reading it page for page I am going to take a chance on the FX 3700. Usabillity and application intergration were the dominating factors, even though its all driven from the g92 chip be it with different firmware and drivers.

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superfireydave 
8/4/08 1:36:59 PM
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Good luck =P
I'll probably stick with my consumer cards because I'm a bit of a slut for gaming at times and the urge to run Tri SLi in my next upgrade is overpowering any perceived benefit from workstation class GPU's =P

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RichOs 
4/5/08 9:43:12 PM
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Autodesk Inventor used to run best on the quadro cards in openGL, however it now (since 2007 products) runs better in D3D so the 8800GT is a better option.
My 8800GTS runs big 3d models in d3d WAY better than the QuadroFX3600 i used to have did in openGL

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jennyb 
18/5/08 1:40:35 PM
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Thanks for all that posted. I have the FX3700 now running in vista 64 which only supports d3d. The new computer is magic and basically ultra fast. I use to have to wait for the old machine when I was in anything but wireframe mode but not anymore. I haven't done any testing or made comparisons to consumer cards but let me tell you for anyone who uses the Autodesk suite of products, it rocks!!

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superfireydave 
18/5/08 8:48:55 PM
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Cool.

I'm looking at getting a consumer level card and softmodding it with quaddro drivers just to see if the performance is comparable to a real quaddro given the technical specs are identical =P I'll let you know how I go (so give me 3 or so months =P)

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