Are they equivalement in terms of specs you mean? Cause they couldnt possibly have the same effects on a graphics application. Otherwise there would be no need to spend all that money and get a quadro 5600 or 5800 card.
BTW is it possible to flash a GTX card and make it a quadro 5800?
Think is i need a graphic card that can deal with CAD applications as well as high end games at full res.
There's little difference between the graphics processors you find in workstation graphics cards versus what you'll find in consumer graphics cards for gaming, especially in the high-end segment. The major differences that separate these two hardware categories come from their drivers and the level of technical support offered.
Ok, so avoid using gaming cards in workstation apps...
Is it possible to run the graphics cards separately i.e. workstation card on one monitor and the gaming card on another. I want to be able to run CAD apps like Pro/engineer Wildfire 3.0 and Catia v5, whilst being able to play games with mid-range to high-end graphics smoothly.
If so, I'm thinking of a Quadro FX 570 (not sure exactly, but something just able enough to run the CAD programs - I do not want to spend a substantial price). For the gaming side, a GeForce 9800GT - at least. Also, can I build this up from a workstation setup bought from a vendor and install the GeForce 9800GT later?
Yeah , I am curious too, it would be great if you could tell us what happened with your set-up! Did the Idea work?
I wanted to use the gaming card for rendering because it speeds the process exponentially while leaving the workstation card for the modeling and openGL apps