Rienis if you have to hack the GTX680 to get it working right then some of us cant do it.
I work for a corporation that doesn t allow that option.
For personal use, not a problem.
Quadro cards are specified for different purposes vs. the GTX series of cards. They cost more for certain reasons and it's not directly based on performance. The GeForce cards offer superior performance for many common tasks and yes, there are trade-offs to be made either way. Quadro cards have features like ECC memory, better warranties, superior tuning for OpenGL and greater precision as their primary advantages. If you're just looking for raw CUDA performance for accelerating Resolve or Premiere, the Quadro isn't your best option. If you need the extra precision and boost the Quadro cards give within OpenGL and the more fluid performance for apps like Pro/E, SolidWorks, Maya, XSI, etc.. Then the Quadro is your best option.
In terms of hardware, the cards will typically use the same GPUs at their core, but the Quadros have a more robust memory interface, going back to the ECC RAM as an example. They are typically clocked slower and built to run within certain power profiles we see in a lot of the mainstream workstations. Drivers and firmware are tuned differently to perform in a different way, mostly for OpenGL. GPU selection really comes down to using the right tool for the job. In the Mac world, the tool selection is usually quite limited as far as GPUs go.
If you cant wait get a CUBIX XPANDER.
We run Avid and Resolve along with FCPX and Premiere Pro on the same Mac Pro with Quadro 4000s as GPU plus a ROCKET and the DeckLink to boot.
I just tried my new Quadro 4000 for Mac on the Windows 7 side. I tried a render in Maya 2013 and actually, to be honest, I didn't even saw a difference than what my previous GeForce GT 120 did.. In fact, while just browsing around I don't see any difference (Though on the Mac side, open pages on internet seemed faster since I installed the Quadro 4000..)
So yea, any reason you can see why it doesn't seems to have a difference? I actually downloaded the lastest drivers on the Windows side, but nothing seems to change on the performance side.
EDIT: Alright, I just tried both cards. I made the EXACT SAME RENDER with the Quadro 4000 and the GeForce GT 120, and both did the render in 25 seconds.. I guess there is a problem here, I can't beleive I paid $800+ for nothing better.
Last edited by Olivier Brisson; 02-08-2013 at 07:57 PM.
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