Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Quadro FX vs. Geforce FX




  1. #1

    Default

    Is the Quadro FX a better version of the GeForce FX video card? Anybody knowany details on this? I'm kind of lost at the moment.
    <table border="1" bordercolor="#888888" bordercolorlight="#888888" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0"><tr><td bgcolor="#EEEEEE"><font face="verdana" size="2"> Athlon XP 2100+ @ 1.83Ghz</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#DDDDDD"><font face="verdana" size="2"> Abit KX7-333</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#EEEEEE"><font face="verdana" size="2"> 1024MB Crucial DDR PC2700</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#DDDDDD"><font face="verdana" size="2"> NVidia RIVA TNT2 Pro (Fear my graphic power!)</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#EEEEEE"><font face="verdana" size="2"> 120GB Western Digital Caviar Special Edition</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#DDDDDD"><font face="verdana" size="2"> Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#EEEEEE"><font face="verdana" size="2"> Chieftec FS710 Silver Aluminum Case w/ Plexiglass Side Window    &amp ;nbsp; &nbsp </font></td></tr></table>

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    Ok I took the spaces out of ya sig code to get rid of the added space. ;)

    The Quadro is the highend workstation video card and is not meant for gamin' but for CAD/CAM and other uses requirin' better quality definition (the cost just may kill ya also).
    <center>:cheers:</center>

  3. #3

    Default

    Yep Quadro are Graphic work station cards and worth about $2000AUD.
    They are designed with image quality not so much speed.
    So They arnt great gamers.
    the standard FX will do you fine :laugh:
    AMD Athlon 2400+ @ 2.26Ghz @1.9Core Cooled With Thermalright AX-7 | EPoX 8K5A2+ | 768Mb PC-2700DDR Corsair XMS | Leadtek GForce4 Ti4400 | Hercules Fortissimo II | 80Gb Seagate HDD | Liteon 12x DVD | Aopen 40x12x48 | Samsung SyncMaster 957p 1600X1200@75Hz | Modded Aopen HX-08 with 300W Aopen PSU | Windows XP Pro SP1

    ICQ :159735580 | MSN : nutty_33@hotmail.com | Email : nutty_33@iinet.com.au

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    251

    Default

    So there is a difference in hardware not just software.

    Do you mean there is a difference in the video out put ie RAMDAC (I use one word of tech speak I know over and over!)

    Could you explain more? It's not that I'm going to mortgage my home and buy one, it's more curiosity.

    Thanks,
    yet another somewhat annoying noowbie,
    Michael

    I need a sig.
    :bounce:

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    14

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by negomike
    So there is a difference in hardware not just software.

    Do you mean there is a difference in the video out put ie RAMDAC (I use one word of tech speak I know over and over!)

    Could you explain more? It's not that I'm going to mortgage my home and buy one, it's more curiosity.

    Thanks,
    yet another somewhat annoying noowbie,
    Michael

    I need a sig.
    :bounce:
    I don't know HOW they do it, but yes I believe you are right, there are subtle differences in hardware. We use both Geforce and Quadro level boards. The Quadro level boards produce better visual image quality and more accurate overlapping tris. Only the highest end quadros are equal and better in physical speed than the high end Geforce.... the biggest difference is $1800 vs $400 for the Quadro4-950 vs the Geforce4-4600 when they came out. is $1200 worth about 10% extra speed for a gamer?

    you'd probably do better speed wise putting that $1200 into the rest of your graphics hardware, high speed disks, best CPU, etc.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    251

    Default

    QUOTE]Originally posted by SamuraiCatJB [/QUOTE]

    I don't know HOW they do it

    Does anyone?

    you'd probably do better speed wise putting that $1200 into the rest of your graphics hardware, high speed disks, best CPU, etc.

    Oh, I have *no* intention of mortgaging my soul and buying a Quadro. :D

    We use both Geforce and Quadro level boards

    Do the look the same, aside from the heatsink/fan's?

    The Quadro level boards produce better visual image quality and more accurate overlapping tris.

    What are tris?

    I think i read somewhere that there was either speculation or confirmed knowledge that the GeForce and Quadro cards are the same, but have drivers optimized for their respective duties.

    Can you load Quadro drivers onto and get the same results? In the same place I believe that nVidia put stuff in their software to make it harder to do.

    Iíll look around a bit and see if I find any more info,
    :bounce:

    (I like this bouncing smiley or haven't you noticed)
    :bounce:

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    14

    Default

    Originally posted by negomike

    What are tris?

    I think i read somewhere that there was either speculation or confirmed knowledge that the GeForce and Quadro cards are the same, but have drivers optimized for their respective duties.

    Can you load Quadro drivers onto and get the same results? In the same place I believe that nVidia put stuff in their software to make it harder to do.

    Iíll look around a bit and see if I find any more info,
    :bounce:

    (I like this bouncing smiley or haven't you noticed)
    :bounce:
    well, we load the same drives for both, always the Nvidia drivers. It gives us a constant, no matter which Nvidia card you can afford, we load the same drivers to run our software. :)

    Tri's (when I type fast I forget punctuation) are Triangles. :) bad habit from talking to 3D folks. :) Quadros give fewer errors with large numbers of triangles in near proximity, but I can't tell you why or how to make a geforce into a quadro. They look close to the same, though our Geforces came from Asus and and our Quadros from PNY it looked like a Geforce4, sturdier construction, finer details, better paint job. ;) I am just a programmer. :thumb:

  8. #8

    Default

    I'm not a big gamer, the only computer games that I own, and have EVER bought... are the Myst series. I'm not worried about speed, what I DO use my computer for is graphic and 3d design. Photoshop7, 3DStudioMax, Maya, etc. so it looks like the quadro card might be the better choice for me... however, how much does the price usually drop on the quadro cards? If I'm looking at getting something that is a lot better for my purposes and it is something like a... $500 vs. $700 or $800, maybe I should just wait a few months, and get the quadro fx... but if the prices don't drop that much, there's no way i'm spending more than a grand for a video card. Unless it's just.............. really a lot more amazing.......
    <table border="1" bordercolor="#888888" bordercolorlight="#888888" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0"><tr><td bgcolor="#EEEEEE"><font face="verdana" size="2"> Athlon XP 2100+ @ 1.83Ghz</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#DDDDDD"><font face="verdana" size="2"> Abit KX7-333</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#EEEEEE"><font face="verdana" size="2"> 1024MB Crucial DDR PC2700</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#DDDDDD"><font face="verdana" size="2"> NVidia RIVA TNT2 Pro (Fear my graphic power!)</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#EEEEEE"><font face="verdana" size="2"> 120GB Western Digital Caviar Special Edition</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#DDDDDD"><font face="verdana" size="2"> Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#EEEEEE"><font face="verdana" size="2"> Chieftec FS710 Silver Aluminum Case w/ Plexiglass Side Window    &amp ;nbsp; &nbsp </font></td></tr></table>

  9. #9

    Default

    Also--thanks for removing those spaces, I'm not sure how that happened. I was wondering about that.
    <table border="1" bordercolor="#888888" bordercolorlight="#888888" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0"><tr><td bgcolor="#EEEEEE"><font face="verdana" size="2"> Athlon XP 2100+ @ 1.83Ghz</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#DDDDDD"><font face="verdana" size="2"> Abit KX7-333</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#EEEEEE"><font face="verdana" size="2"> 1024MB Crucial DDR PC2700</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#DDDDDD"><font face="verdana" size="2"> NVidia RIVA TNT2 Pro (Fear my graphic power!)</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#EEEEEE"><font face="verdana" size="2"> 120GB Western Digital Caviar Special Edition</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#DDDDDD"><font face="verdana" size="2"> Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#EEEEEE"><font face="verdana" size="2"> Chieftec FS710 Silver Aluminum Case w/ Plexiglass Side Window    &amp ;nbsp; &nbsp </font></td></tr></table>

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    14

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by enhancedstudios
    I'm not a big gamer, the only computer games that I own, and have EVER bought... are the Myst series. I'm not worried about speed, what I DO use my computer for is graphic and 3d design. Photoshop7, 3DStudioMax, Maya, etc. so it looks like the quadro card might be the better choice for me... however, how much does the price usually drop on the quadro cards? If I'm looking at getting something that is a lot better for my purposes and it is something like a... 0 vs. 0 or 0, maybe I should just wait a few months, and get the quadro fx... but if the prices don't drop that much, there's no way i'm spending more than a grand for a video card. Unless it's just.............. really a lot more amazing.......
    it depends on what you are looking for.... our VIP displays use Quadro-900's($1800 list, $1250 for us), our Quadro-750's were under a grand, but I never saw the purchase order since it was rushed through so fast I can't tell you how much we paid, under $600 I think.

    if you look on the net you will find Quadro4's still around, the 900 introduced at $1800 and the Geforce4 at $400, you can see what both are down to.

    It looks like QuadroFX's will be introduced with two models models 1000 and 2000, chances are the prices will be a couple hundred away from their model numbers. :D

    our draftsmen use Geforce3 & 4's, and my office uses geforce4's, soon GeforceFX if I get my way. :D for myself I would never pay for a Quadro, but we have people who still prefer them. :)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •