Its a monster with a monster price tag..But its a non-gaming grpahic card as Nvidia has described it as for engineers and professionals.I wonder how wi;ll it be to play a game on one of these.But for that you'll be needing a $ 25K system too.
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I checked this out a while back... looked at the specs and all, just curious... anyway, I think this is marketed toward very few companies (eg. pixar, fxstudios, etc)
I'm not sure if this is part of the intended application (but it does rackmount), if a company like pixar could have several of their workstations send out data the unit for a final render from 3dsmax or maya, I can see a good application for it, not to mention a huge gain in productivity... eg. they can still work on stuff while the quadroplex does final frame renders, leaving the desktop system free for the animators to continue on working.... I bet the render quality and production time are much better in studios that have one or more of these. ;-p
Yea it could run games, but it won't be anything earth shattering. These cards are really special cpu's within the system. Like they point out, the card can do a lot of work other cards shove off onto cpu. Rendering in programs like 3DS Max, Maya, AutoCad etc, can use a different configuration of hardware than game programs. While they all output pretty much the same, it is what is produced that is different. While you can use a decent mainstream card for this, I use a X1900XTX with a Crossfire card, mainstream cards usually don't have the ability to do rendering computations like these cards can.
My next cards are going to be either Quadro FX 1500 or FireGl, depending. Even the mid priced ones will give my system a significant boost over what it can do now.