Just wanted to share my findings when, we tested viewport performance of the mentioned cards using a 2.4 million poly model in Max 2013. We tested in Nitrous and Direct3D in wireframe. Every test we start from a default camera and tried to pan and drag the model around. Model is viewed from far.
SSD Crucial m4 120GB
Quadro 600 1GB
-using latest performance drivers from nvidia's site.
-direct3d we got 23fps
-tested using an old driver and a latest beta driver. We get the same performance.
HD7970 3GB OC
-tested using latest beta and old driver. Same performance.
-we also tested sketchup and HD7970 gave the worst sketchup jagged lines... eventhough aa x4 is on.
-quadro 600 and gtx 680 gave nearly the same sketchup performance and smooth lines.
-we noticed when we tested a small model HD7970 and GTX680 gave very high framerates( around 160fps) and quadro would be half of that, but when the models get more complex. the little quadro could sustain and give a workable framerate when the other two would just lag badly.
Although it is small and looks like a weak gpu. It has the best performance in Max 2013 viewport out of the three, and it costs cheaper than those two gaming card. The HD7970 is a little bit better than the GTX680. The conclusion is the quadro 600 is a good and value for money card for people working with 3DS MAX and dont play games
hi, can we have more details about scene setup, and benchmark as I noticed recently max 2013 is slower two times in wireframe and edged faces mode compared with max 2012, max 2014 works fine on same level as 2012 but under one condition, back face cull on all objects must be off. all test was made on nitrous drivers