Hello, I currently have an ATI 5870. I am starting to do a lot more work inside of Maya, Photoshop, and After Effects, gaming is not a big part of my average day. I was just wondering if anyone can tell me if the Quadro 600 will provide any additional speed over the 5870 inside of those programs? I know Quadro cards are professional cards whereas the 5870 is a consumer grade card. I just want to know if this specific professional grade card will speed up Maya compared to the 5870. Thanks for your help!
Yes, but the quadro 600 is one of the low end one.
I am looking for a cheap solution for the moment. Later when I decide to do a full upgrade I will be buying a Quadro 5000. Right now I am just curious as to whether or not the 600 can handle more complex Maya scenes than the 5870.
Do you know how much of a speed increase the Quadro 600 will provide over the 5870?
I think its all about memory bandwith, try overclocking your memory in your 5870.
I have heard multiple times that it is much more complicated than that. So do you have anything to backup your claim?
From what I understand, professional cards, both Quadro and Firepro, are specifically designed and optimized for professional applications whereas consumer grade cards don't have any real optimization. Instead, they just throw it together for raw power.
Its all about drivers, they may use the same gpu chip however the quadro card has better drivers.
Drivers, optimization, application support, all that good stuff makes professional GPUs faster than consumer GPUs in professional applications. overclocking the memory wouldn't really do anything, especially compared to a real professional card.
Right now I am just looking for someone who can help me figure out which card would be better and how much better it would be than the 5870.