for a cheap amount and im wanting to pick it up. hes gonna give it to me for 450.
i currently have a GTX470 in my system but my board is a Asus Crosshair formula and supports Ati cards not nvidia to double up on cards.
so...and PLUS, my system is pretty beast and although my GTX 470, im happy with, but if i take what theyre both worth...then the firepro 780 is worth almost double to tripple the 470? not sure if that 100% means better performance for what it is im going to be using it for.
i dont know how to properly compare since this is my first time getting such an expensive card.
so in your guys pro advice, would YOU trade in your GTX 470 for a Firepro7800??
as far as what i do with my system, i do mainly graphic work (web design)
and gaming. FF14 / crysis 2/ dragonage 2/ etc......
These two cards are in totally different categories. The firepro is a professional series card with extensive graphical support for supported applications. Traditionally these cards do not perform very well in gaming scenarios. Unless you know your design application take advantage of this cards capabilities I would not replace your card. They are usually good for 3d rendering and things like that. I am not experience in these types of cards, but from my knowledge I know they have a specific purpose.