Quadro 2000 vs. GTX 580?
Posted 02 August 2011 - 04:50 PM
The problem is I keep hearing so many different things about each card. Some people say that Quadro (non low-end) is better for Maya. How is this for C4D? My friend has a better system than me and he also has a Quadro FX 1800 but he scores lower in Cinebench OpenGL than me.
Me (GeForce 9800 GTX): 38.72 fps
Him (Quadro FX 1800): 23.21 fps (I almost think something is wrong with this low score)
I believe at the time, the Quadro was a little more expensive than the card I got. I'm a little confused as which direction to go. Anyone have any more experience with this?
Posted 03 August 2011 - 05:13 AM
Geforce cards are aimed at gamers, Quadros are aimed at graphics pro's. The difference (other than price) between the two is minimal.
Posted 03 August 2011 - 05:25 AM
Posted 03 August 2011 - 02:21 PM
The old architecture's been eating GForce's dust for some time now.
..basically, looking at the bandwidth should give you a hint about what's what.
Edited by T02, 03 August 2011 - 02:23 PM.
Posted 03 August 2011 - 04:31 PM
Posted 03 August 2011 - 09:51 PM
Posted 03 August 2011 - 11:36 PM
If you use Geforce cards you need to test all your software after each driver update to make sure everything still works. The Quadros are "pro" because they give the user confidence that the drivers will work straight out of the box in a pro environment. Plus they do have a bit of extra hardware grunt under the bonnet.
If you have the time and knowledge to do your own testing and tweaking you can save a small fortune by going with Geforce over Quadro. For big businesses it's worth paying the extra cash for Quadros just for the piece of mind.
Posted 04 August 2011 - 08:50 AM
Some people have a specific need or requirement for the Quadro cards, but if you don't need one or are not sure, stick with the Geforce and high-end ATI cards.
This benchmark is not a Gold standard but should help illustrate the comparative performance.
BTW, if you are running a quadro card on a mac Nvidia just released an update that fixes some various issues you may want to get.
Posted 04 August 2011 - 07:55 PM
Score right now is:
Pretty sweet. Well, compared to what I was using .
My next step with this machine (after I've ran it for a while) is to get more RAM and get an aftermarket cpu cooler to overclock this bad boy. I've seen cpu Cinebench scores on overclocked 2600K's into the 9's.
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