(Solved) - Quadro vs GeForce(13 posts)
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?
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?
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)
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.
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.
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