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So, the honcho's at hubby's work didn't want this expensive card, so now we have it.

As I understand it, it isn't meant for gaming because of low fill rates or some such, but for high image/graphic processing like CAD.

 

What I'm wondering tho, is would it be great for things like photoshop etc? It's tempting to put it in for some of my other applications, but is the gaming performance going to be very noticeably worse than with the GTX 275?

 

PS Or can I put both in and be able to use each one independently depending on purpose I want? ... having to switch them in and out all the time wouldn't be for me...

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Yeah, the Quadro's are meant for serious workstations, use different emphasis.

 

Tom's Hardware claims it wouldn't run Crysis any better, and possibly worse, but gives no benchmarks. One page I found gave some gaming benchmarks for the Quadro 4300 or whatever came before, and they didn't seem horrible.

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I can't imagine its performance will be bad. Four freaking gigs of VRAM should be plenty.

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He just gave you a $3000 graphics card?! And a Quadro is for working with high-end 3D stuff in programs like 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage etc. It wont make 2D stuff like Photoshop run any faster, although it can display waay more colours than a normal gfx.. you'd need a very expensive high-end monitor to see it though. Your 275 is probably just as fast, or faster than the Quadro when it comes to gaming.

 

 

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He just gave you a $3000 graphics card?!

Yeah...they got it free from a dealer/supplier they were working with. It's not the kind of card they need either (and it won't fit in the cases they tend to use anyway), so he didn't want it.

Summary: unless you're planning to go into the Visual Effects Industry, this card is useless to you.

K, that's what I was curious about/suspected. We might have a use for it someday but not at the moment. :shifty:

 

The ebay idea is a pretty good one, altho I think hubby would rather hang on to it. He collects spare parts ... a lot.... heh

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