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RomanS
12-28-2005, 08:15 AM
Does somebody of you have experiences with the QUADRO FX 4500 Card for the G5 QUAD? Because we would like to order one of those QUADS. And I´m afraid of bad experiences with the NVIDIA-drivers. Maybe you remember: Graph editor crashes, et cetera :eek:

Thank´s
Roman

eblu
12-28-2005, 08:24 AM
all card makers + Newtek have those problems from time to time. ATI has had just as many problems as NVIDIA, you just have to be lucky to avoid them.

kfinla
12-30-2005, 08:36 AM
i'll add myself to this thread just cuz im looking at getting a similar set-up in a few months and would love to hear someones feedback with the 7800 or 4500 cards.

mattclary
12-30-2005, 12:58 PM
Go look on CGTalk under hardware. A dude wrote about this a few days ago. The performance sucked out loud. It sounded like the drivers for the Mac were sh*t. He had a lesser Quadro (3xxx?) in a PC that ran rings around it.

Edit:
here you go...

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=300275

kfinla
12-30-2005, 06:58 PM
interesting reads...

well im certainly hoping apple or nvidia releases new drivers that make the quadro card really worth the huge cost jump from the 7800. Hopefully Newtek looks at the quadro card well its re-writting the drivers for LW9+

Captain Obvious
01-01-2006, 02:36 PM
I would like to point out that a Power Mac with a $1500 Quadro 4500 doesn't have better viewport performance in Lightwave than a Power Mac with a $50 Radeon 9600 Pro.

vdoinart
01-05-2006, 05:12 PM
I am going to purchase the new quad myself and inquiring which "card" I should use. I was talking to an engineer, He says to save your extra $1100 because you still have to go get coffee while it renders your scene. The speed between the two is nominal. Although, its all opinion. I personally feel the the GL is still the same technology I would think that the LW will still pick the brightest lights for your display. With the extra cash purchase F-Prime from worley. There is one person recommended the wildcat card but I'm not sure its what we are looking for and it supports mac OS. I am going to go ahead and purchase the quad with the 7800 I was checking the specs and its a better system then my old G5 (1.8 single processor G5) I will keep you up to date on the performance and see if it does the job.

sjon
01-08-2006, 02:05 AM
I have one in my new Quad right now, the whole system is impressive. But I and replacing the Quadro with the 7800 (I don't think it is any faster with the Quadro). If that engineer is stepping out for coffee, tell him to drink it fast, this Quad G5 is really impressive. I;ll know more in a few days when the enVidia cards get in.

vdoinart
01-12-2006, 04:29 PM
I just went ahead and purchased the G5 Quad with the 7800. I will let you know on the performance in 1 to 2 weeks. In the mean time I have to create stuff on my much slower G5.

sjon
01-12-2006, 04:45 PM
I just went ahead and purchased the G5 Quad with the 7800. I will let you know on the performance in 1 to 2 weeks. In the mean time I have to create stuff on my much slower G5.

The difference between the Dual and the Quad is amazing, to say the least. I would not like to go back to my old dual G5 unless someone stole my Quad (for which I would then stuff them into my DVD burner).
:goodluck: :goodluck: :goodluck:

kfinla
01-15-2006, 09:02 AM
cool. ya 1k$ more for an extra 5ghz seems like a good deal:) vs. the 2, and 2.3 dual cores. your also getting a faster sytem bus.

sjon
01-24-2006, 12:26 AM
Well I moved from the Quadro FX to the 7800 GT and I did some time trails. No difference on my Quad except for one major issue. I no longer hear that high pitched wine that existed when I had the Quadro FX running. Now the Quad is as silent as can be. Think I'll stay with the 7800 (and the 6600 which runs my palette monitor).

Sjon