Then those marks are so completely doctored its not even funny....
The Quadro is a professional GPU aimed at the workstation market for 3D rendering, CAD, Maya etc.....
The X1900XT....if you plan on gaming, is going to be your best shot.
Looking @ those scores now, I can say with certainty, never to trust apple on
benchmarking 3d hardware....or any hardware for that matter
Good call on the MacPro (I can only dream right now).
If you're looking for the higher end graphics then the Quadro makes more sense (on a Mac) than an 1900XT, as it's more useful for things that you're more likely to do on a Macintosh. Personally I think the 7300 would be just fine. What screen are you running?
A side note: I'd go for the top-end CPUs rather than the faster graphics, unless you're running graphic design etc...
Thanks all for your time and help! very appreciated.
The main purpose of this computer will be animation (although modeling & rendering will be done too), so my main concern is real time feedback.
The software used will be maya & photoshop.
Some new things I´ve found or been adviced:
1. The OpenGL of Ati isnt that good and has some issues with maya.
2. Quadro may have some problems with apple (OSX) due to drivers and may not be that good as if it were running on a PC.
OpenGL is better on the quadro simply b/c that is what the card and drivers are made for... dev in OpenGL.
the 1900 is simply not in the same class of card, and is made for gaming. It will not be as good as either a Quadro or FireGL card.
With animation as your primary purpose, go w/ the Quadro. period.
as for the mac OS and Quadro drivers... not sure, know nothing about that one. Knowing that osX is based on a linux kernel I would guess that it runs pretty well. Nv's Linux drivers are usually pretty solid. That is just a guess on osX though as it is only based on linux.
But regardless, even if it is slower on the macOS it is better to have a pro-level card (and pro-level drivers) for pro work then a gaming card trying to do it.