Using desktop card as workstation card? Tags: Graphics Cards Desktops Workstations Geforce Graphics Last response: September 24, 2006 6:55 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Dante_Jose_Cuervo September 24, 2006 5:58:09 PM Ok so I heard about some guy using like a Geforce card to work with workstation apps without any sort of performance hit. How exactly would one take a Gefore card and make it able to work as a Quadro and a Geforce? More about : desktop card workstation card sithscout80 September 24, 2006 6:48:44 PM It's called soft-modding, it is mostly using different sorts of drivers to fool the card into giving the options and enhancements of Quadro cards. I got it to work on my GeForce FX 5600, benchmarked it before and after using SPECviewperf. It ran at about 1fps before and about 6-8fps after the soft-mod. I remember that is was a pain to find the drivers and took about an hour to install, also games performance went down. The performance isn't as good as a real dedicated quadro card but it will help. Here's an article on Guru3D that explains how to do it. Dante_Jose_Cuervo September 24, 2006 6:55:16 PM Cool, much thanks to you man. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhen to use workstation cards vs when to use desktop cards? ForumWorkstation vs. desktop video cards ForumGaming(Minecraft)/Video Editing/ Workstation desktop - under $2k budget ForumWorkstation and gaming card , on the same machine? ForumAdvice on whether to get a workstation or powerful desktop (budget=5k) ForumWorkstation + gaming card in one cpu, possible? ForumWorkstation Card Structure? ForumAround $1000 Workstation &Gaming desktop ForumWorkstation Card or consumer card ? ForumWorkstation and Desktop graphics in same computer ForumLooking for reccomendations for a dual-output workstation video card Forumworkstation (ATI V7100) + gaming card (ATI 3870) in one case? ForumWorkstation vs Desktop ForumGPU Vs. Workstation Card ForumWorkstation video card , choices? - please help ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken ForumPlasma tv using your computer Forumcard to run oblivion at max settings ForumBest video card for EQ 2, Oblivion and WoW on a budget ForumA "bandaid" video card More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !