I have a zotac gt240 gddr5 graphic card, and my need is to use maya and 3ds max, i couldnt buy quadro due to the cost....so is it possible to softmod my gt240 to a quadro? if so how?
all help is appreciated....Thanks in advance
This was possible in the past, but I believe now there are physical differences in the cards to prevent this. Unless you are working with really huge datasets, most modern medium to high end game cards will work pretty well. I would just stick with the Zotac card. It's likely to work fine for you needs.
Firstly thanks a lot for the amazingly quick replies.....
secondly, I just wanted to know if i buy an entry level quadro, will it reduce my rendering time drastically, and will it reduce the lag that i face sometimes while opening heavy files(heavy as in a building and surroundings with mentalray materials)?
ohh...I just checked out the guide as u rightly posted above....according to it my chipset(GT215) does not have a quadro equivalent....so am i making a mistake in reading it...or there are any other parameters except "architecture"?.......
It really depends on the applications you are using. If your apps can take advantage of CUDA support, then the Nvidia solution is the way to go. If OpenGL or Stream support is available, then the AMD/ATI solution is better.
I think Maya and Max 3DS can use either to off-load some processing to the GPU, vice the CPU, to reduce rendering times.