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01-08-2008, 11:34 AM

Is the new Qudro really worth it? Or should I stick with the GeForce 8800 GT? Would I end up just paying for the Stero 3D port?

Thanks for your help,


01-10-2008, 04:59 PM
Well I found my answer.



01-10-2008, 05:56 PM
No they really are not worth the price you pay:

Performance wise it lies between the newer G92 8800GTS,
and the 8800GTX Consumer level cards and you pay far less for them, It's also slower than all other cards at Texture Fill Rate.

Memory Bandwidth (Taken from Nvidia website)
103.7 GB/sec - Nvidia 8800 ULTRA- 768Mb - Price - $800
86.4 GB/sec - Nvidia 8800GTX - 768Mb - Price = $450+
76.8 GB/sec - Quadro FX5600 - 1.5Gb - Price = $4000+
64.0 GB/sec - Nvidia 8800GTS - 512Mb - Price = $350

The fastest single card is the the 8800 ULTRA, with over 100Gb/sec.
And is still a fraction of the cost of the Quadro and much more powerful.

01-11-2008, 12:18 PM
It's too bad there's a 3-5 week wait for the 8800. I was wondering about the limit to a single (8800) card at purchase also. I've been toying with the idea of adding a Wacom Cintiq to my setup but it needs video out. I already have two monitors and I'm not comfortable mixing NVidea and ATI cards. After my last few ATI experiences I'm not exciting about adding it to the mix again.


01-13-2008, 11:24 AM
Just trade in the older Mac Pro and here at the Apple reseller i get all but $100 of the original cost back on the trade in. One thing about the Macs is that trading up is very cheap as you always get more than fair dollar value on the older Mac.

No Big deal. I get the New Mac Pro and it only costs me $100 +applicable taxes, plus i have had the use of the older Mac pro for 10 months.