GTX 580 vs 570 vs Quadro 4k+

Greetings and Happy New Year to all,

I am currently researching on piecing together a new system build used for HD video editing.

Without putting much thought other than "oh, more expensive is better" I blindly chose the Quadro 5000 as my video card for this potential new system.

After visiting the Adobe Forums, I have come to learn that the GTX570 would be a much, much, wiser choice. So I would like to get the opinions and advice from the great minds here as well.

I will be editing canon .h264 files (probably R3d files in the summer), do heavy After FX work/rendering AND will start a serious study on 3DS Max.

I am now leaning towards the GTX 580, well, because its more expensive then the 570 lol.

This will also be a system based on the i7 2600k/z68/32Gb configuration

Thanks in advance!!!!
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  1. Well obviously money isnt a Issue. the GTX 580 will render nicely!. also if your board is SLI ready...Well lets just say your computer can last a lot longer without any upgrades
  2. if your doing any HD texturing or high poly count modeling there is no choice but to go with a workstation card. that is what they are made for and any benefit from cuda a 580 would get you the equivalent workstation card has cuda as well.
  3. Actually, if you use Cuda cores and nothing else is much important buy GTX 580s(two and SLI them). Or, however, if you do extensively use 3ds max and other CAD/DCC apps, do buy one Quadro 4000 and two gtx 460s. Most important point about Quadro is drivers and ability to use Open GL on it's original performance(gaming cards don't use it at all).

    I personally don't know how they(who does) use Quadro 4000 and gtx 460s at the same time, is SLI able to SLI them, but on other hand they have same GPU and similar chipset.

    This will be cheaper than Quadro 5000, and much effective than GTX 580 or gtx 590.

    You'll get many Cuda cores, huge stability and reliability. And more performance is not a question, you'll not need it usually, especially at studying basis. that's more than needed.

    Unfortunately you can't get with much up-to-date AMD FirePros, their parallel processing units are not able to do anything, and only this is reason why you shouldn't go with them.
  4. Usually gpu rendering does not support sli :/
  5. uh?...

    how they use Teslas if it doesn't use sli?
  6. with same way they use quadros and geforces for GPU rendering
  7. janiashvili said:
    with same way they use quadros and geforces for GPU rendering

    its parallel computing not sli i believe. you can not sli a workstation gpu. they dont have the connectors. actually i think i saw 1 on newegg that did but mostly they dont.

    also how can you run a 580 and a 5000 at the same time if they use different drivers?
  8. teslas and many quadros have SLI http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/32/NvidiaTesla.jpg/800px-NvidiaTesla.jpg


    but however, how to make "parallel computing" without directly connecting them with sli or motherboard built-in sli???

    maybe you'll tell me that

    They (with gtxes) have what I know quadros and gfxes with same processors (e.g. GF104) - so one Quadro 4000 and two 460GTXes. They install quadro drivers and use it as main thing.

    However, can you explain bit more about parallel computing?
  9. janiashvili said:
    teslas and many quadros have SLI http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/32/NvidiaTesla.jpg/800px-NvidiaTesla.jpg


    but however, how to make "parallel computing" without directly connecting them with sli or motherboard built-in sli???

    maybe you'll tell me that

    They (with gtxes) have what I know quadros and gfxes with same processors (e.g. GF104) - so one Quadro 4000 and two 460GTXes. They install quadro drivers and use it as main thing.

    However, can you explain bit more about parallel computing?



    when you use a gpu to help render, the gpu doesnt do all the work it helps. so how is having two gpus to help render different then 1?
  10. e.g. disable one's renderability and still use it, if you meant that.

    and what work it does what helps?
    actually I did not get your point, what you have said
  11. janiashvili said:
    e.g. disable one's renderability and still use it, if you meant that.

    and what work it does what helps?
    actually I did not get your point, what you have said


    when a gpu is used to render it is not acting alone. its like a hybrid car, the engine and electric motor work together to get better milage but in the computers case the gpu and cpu work together to lower render times. gpu + cpu = gpu acceleration.
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