AMD FireGL V5600
Those on a tight budget who still want to work efficiently should consider the AMD FireGL V5600. As a mid-range board, it is equipped with 512 MB GDDR4 memory. The size is sufficient for most professional applications and GDDR4 is also significantly faster than the DDR2 memory on the smaller V3600.
For $600 you can get decent results in computer-aided design and digital content creation. You can connect two monitors to the board via DVI; these ports are dual-link capable and ensure high resolutions up to 2560x1600 pixels. Because it uses the RV630 chip, this graphics card is compatible with PCI Express 2.0. However, you won’t find a connection for the 3D virtual reality glasses. The chip is clocked at 800 MHz, while the memory runs at 1,100 MHz, resulting in a bandwidth of 35 GB/s. As a mid-range product, the V5600 is comparable to the Nvidia Quadro FX 1700.
I was allways wondering, how it would look with comparison of these cards with gamers cards, wheather the gamer ones did not give us as we say "Lot of music, for a little money". Whould we get simmilar results in the field of geometry transformation, without using any alliasing a any of the really not necessary features ???
I would also like to play with my work laptop with quodro fx-chip (fx 3600m)
We're only doing basic grid stuff mostly at work, but we're using intel 945 chipsets with onboard graphics for that - the pentium dualcore seems to do that okay, but it isn't happy about textures at all. However for those things we use old p4's with geforce 6600gt cards - not quadro anything, and I can't help to wonder if using gamer cards is the right or wrong choice (worked great for us so far).
ps. we use inventor, mechanical desktop and revit from autodesk (newest and second newest versions only), so only the 3dstudio results are interesting for me.
I don't see how you can do a review dated 13 August that seemingly cover all current main stream cards and not have 2 of NVidia's primary cards included?
Was this paid for by ATI?
Pro graphic cards are different from gamers/consumer cards. Pro graphic cards are designed to be capable of handling workstations applications such as AutoCAD or 3D Studio MAX whereas gamers/consumer cards are designed for desktop pc apps or games. You can see the differences of both cards here:
That's a good example how both cards work in workstation application. That's why pro graphic cards cost very expensive
Not true I can flash the bios on my 8800 GTX and it will run just like it's workstation cousin. They are using the same hardware but handicapping the consumer card.
I would also like to play with my work laptop with quodro fx-chip (fx 3600m)"
I also have a Quadro 3600M in my laptop. In 3dMark06, I get a score of 8800. COD4 and UT3 run smoothly with all settings maxed out at 1900x1200. Quadro cards are as good or better at gaming as their Geforce equivalents.