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  • Started 4 years ago by studio
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studio
studio
Posts: 198

What is the difference between Quadro and GeForce if I want resonable all round graphics - for both gaming and CAD drawings?

Thanks

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InterPC
InterPC
Posts: 427

Read this: http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro_geforce.html
I hope this Nvidia PDF guide will answer your question.

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mickeyblue
mickeyblue
Posts: 1521

Quadro is inclined towards 3D applications, design ect, not so good when it comes to gaming.
Geforce is more towards gaming, media, but also can be used for 3d applications.
the big difference between these cards is that professional cards have different drivers. these are developed independently from the gaming drivers.
the developement of these professional drivers is expensive , and so are the cards. Gaming cards work with directx, while professional cards are for opengl.
do you have a budget in mind?
what kind of games do you want to play?

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studio
studio
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I play Need for speed games generally so not real graphics hungry, but I draw a bit on AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor (and a lot of there other programs).

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ProstheticHead
ProstheticHead
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Search for softmodding... Geforce & Quadro cards are based on the same hw more or less.

There was a related thread here on HTG some time ago :-)

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mickeyblue
mickeyblue
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yep, there is a mod you can do to a Geforce Card to change it to a Quadro.
a Geforce is a stripped Quadro basically, which is why its like half the comparative price.

a quadro would suit your needs, whats your budget?

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studio
studio
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I was thinking about getting a card similar to this one, for it is a slimline card and it draws only 28watts (unbelievable).
Here is the link: Graphics Card

My budget would be about the price of this card

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mickeyblue
mickeyblue
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its a decent card, here the same one just way cheaper, only difference is the bit rate of 64 instead of 128

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.....6814133307

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studio
studio
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Would this difference really matter for what I am doing with it?

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mickeyblue
mickeyblue
Posts: 1521

not drastically, what are your current PC specs?

here is another card, Geforce 9600GT low profile, its much cheaper but better at gaming (64 stream processors), BUT the downside is it only supports openGL 2.1, whereas the Quadro FX380 supports openGL 3.2 but only (16 stream processors)
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.....6814162030

to be honest its a hard decision im glad im not making it, i guess it comes down to whats more important, quality in autoCAD,3D applications OR better FPS in gaming.

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studio
studio
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Thanks for your feedback on that, now I was wondering is the statistic of the LT-FX380-LP (mentioned above) true when it says that it only draws 28watts. This seems a bit low to me so I was wondering.

Thanks

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mickeyblue
mickeyblue
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maximum power consumption is 34W, and this is according to nvidia itself, have a look

www.nvidia.com/object/product_.....80_us.html

bottom of page.

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studio
studio
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thanks very much.

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