GTX/Ultra cards for application work?

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How do the GTX/Ultra cards perform for work other the gaming? (like video/3D/multimedia work)
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  1. very good
  2. very good indeed
  3. Like they should. It dose the work very well and you never have to question them.
  4. yup, there never was a problem with the 8800's performance
  5. Sure most of you knew this but I was talking about the 8800 GTX/Ultra.

    Also, was asking because I see a lot of posts where people suggest the a Quadro card for video/3D/multimedia work, but I also will be doing some gaming and the Quadro only supports DX9.
  6. I belive that we are also talking about the 8800 gtx/ultra.

    I thought the quadro was a rendering card. That is different then the 8800 card or that type.
  7. Quadro cards are also DX10 compatible but the prices are really high. I suggest buying a 8800GTX, i have one and is really good for video rendering, movies, 3D when paired with a Quad core CPU.
  8. what, In fact ARE the quadro's? I never was interested enough to find out
  9. Quadros are generally the same chip, sometimes more memory, and OpenGL extensions that the gaming cards don't have.

    I have a 512 Quadro FX4500 in my work computer that Linux calls G70GL. G70 is 7800GTX. It's retail price is something like $1500.
  10. OpenGL has become an important gaming feature, and, I get the impression, the dirty secret of the hardware world is that the last couple of generations of gaming cards can adequately handle your CAD programs. Autodesk, 3DSMax, and Rhino all operate just fine on an X800 and up on the ATI side...and the 8800 series has really solidified the support on the nVidia side.

    Check out your app's site for more info about compatibility, but I think you'd be VERY happy with the GTX, especially for half to a third the price of the Quadro FX5400 (which is also G80-based).
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