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Can Quadros work for gaming

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It'd be unoptimised. Like driving a Toyota Prius at a drag event. It can do it, but it wasn't designed to.


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quadros/firepro cards are designed for reliability. Imagine underclocking a 3.3 ghz CPU to like 2.5 ghz and putting some full speed noctuas on it.

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quadros/firepro cards are designed for reliability. Imagine underclocking a 3.3 ghz CPU to like 2.5 ghz and putting some full speed noctuas on it.

No.. That's not how it works.


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No.. That's not how it works.

Okay, its kinda how it works. They strive for reliability and precision as apposed to absolute performance. I guess a better comparison would be buffered vs unbuffered memory

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Okay, its kinda how it works. They strive for reliability and precision as apposed to absolute performance. I guess a better comparison would be buffered vs unbuffered memory

Nope. They run at pretty much the same stock clocks, they're designed to work even in constant heat without dying. Not even close.


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Nope. They run at pretty much the same stock clocks, they're designed to work even in constant heat without dying. Not even close.

the point I am trying to make is that they are designed to be run for a long time without failing. The chip could probably be pushed much faster, but it might not last as long. I know what I am trying to say but I cant get it out in words :P

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the point I am trying to make is that they are designed to be run for a long time without failing. The chip could probably be pushed much faster, but it might not last as long. I know what I am trying to say but I cant get it out in words :P

Uh huh...


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Nope. They run at pretty much the same stock clocks, they're designed to work even in constant heat without dying. Not even close.

So they are cherrypicked ones like Intel's Xeon series right ? ( Edit : The new , low end Xeon at least , like the 1231 ) 


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Uh huh...

I work in the IT business but I cant for the life of me make words happen. Its a tuesday. Ignore my title, I am working right now. "working"

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So they are cherrypicked ones like Intel's Xeon series right ? ( Edit : The new , low end Xeon at least , like the 1231 ) 

Sorta. The biggest difference between a Quadro and GeForce card is drivers and software support with how things actually run on the card.

 

I work in the IT business but I cant for the life of me make words happen. Its a tuesday. Ignore my title, I am working right now. "working"

Then speeeeeeaaaaaaaak. :P


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Sorta. The biggest difference between a Quadro and GeForce card is drivers and software support with how things actually run on the card.

 

Then speeeeeeaaaaaaaak. :P

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I work in the IT business but I cant for the life of me make words happen. Its a tuesday. Ignore my title, I am working right now. "working"

Basically, the chips themselves are identical, between the Maxwell Quadro and the Maxwell GPU (At any given "Level" anyway). The Quadro's might be cherry picked.chips.

 

The biggest difference is:

1. ECC memory on the Quadro, and

2. Drivers. Drivers drivers drivers. This is the main reason why Quadro's suck at gaming, because the drivers are just simply not optimized for gaming at all.

 

The drivers might work, and with some games, they might even run alright, but mostly, you'll find your performance is pretty much shit. You'll be getting smoked by $200 GPU's, when using your fancy $4000 GPU.


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I'm currently using a Quadro K4000, its absolutely amazing as a workstation GPU, extremely reliable, can take the brunt of it and is overall fantastic for rendering, compute tasks, VFX, editing, animation etc... Gaming, you can play pretty much all games at high/very high settings at 1080p, no AA with about 35-45 FPS. But I paid a boat load of money for that card for my workstation. You can buy a cheaper "gaming" geforce card and it'll demolish the Quadro for gaming. As a side hobby gaming with a decent Quadro will be fine. Just fine.

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I'm currently using a Quadro K4000, its absolutely amazing as a workstation GPU, extremely reliable, can take the brunt of it and is overall fantastic for rendering, compute tasks, VFX, editing, animation etc... Gaming, you can play pretty much all games at high/very high settings at 1080p, no AA with about 35-45 FPS. But I paid a boat load of money for that card for my workstation. You can buy a cheaper "gaming" geforce card and it'll demolish the Quadro for gaming. As a side hobby gaming with a decent Quadro will be fine. Just fine.

Haha yeah I was going to say, you can get the same performance with a $300 GeForce GPU :P - The K4000 is around $800 USD after all :P


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the Nvidia Quadro K2200 played many games just fine and was about $300 I played GTA5 without issues on settings between medium and high.

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the Nvidia Quadro K2200 played many games just fine and was about $300 I played GTA5 without issues on settings between medium and high.

It might work "just fine", but a $300 GPU would wreck the shit out of your K2200 in GTA 5, or any other game.

 

 

Would a Titan x be a good in between

Depends on your exact usage. Could you please list all the programs you intend on using that will take advantage of your GPU? Will you need 10-bit colour? Will you need ECC memory? Will you need Double Precision Floating Point calculations?

 

A Titan Black might be better than a Titan X, depending on your exact scenario.


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the point I am trying to make is that they are designed to be run for a long time without failing. The chip could probably be pushed much faster, but it might not last as long. I know what I am trying to say but I cant get it out in words :P

A Quadro card failed on me after 4-5 years of use. But again it was a Tesla card so it ran hot anyway...

Did run games, ran like shit tho.

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I have used a xeon/k2000 workstation, and while it wasn't amazing for gaming, it certainly wasn't crap. Didn't stop to check framerate, but unreal tournament (2011, maybe?) was definately playable I would say 45-60 range. This was on 1920x1200, by the way.

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Would a Titan x be a good in between

I suggest you figure out what you will primarily be using the GPU for. If it's going to be a workstation for work most of the time then a Quadro will be perfect for it(compute tasks, VFX, Animation, Editing etc) and gaming is a just a casual hobby for in between breaks or an hour or two a day, it won't matter.

If you will be gaming most of the time and doing work related stuff less on your system buy a decent geforce card. Quadro only for work! Geforce for gaming! Also if you don't really require the ECC memory, 10bit color etc a geforce will still be quite awesome at VFX, Animation, editing, content creation etc. It will still be reliable and fast plus you can game. If you require extreme stability and precision that most proper work requires then Quadro all the way

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Titan x isn't a workstation card. It is purely gaming 1000% of the time.

The closest thing to a dual purpose card is the regular/black titan.


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Titan x isn't a workstation card. It is purely gaming 1000% of the time.

The closest thing to a dual purpose card is the regular/black titan.

Titan Black is a true dual purpose card, since it supports Double Precision, etc.

 

Titan X can definitely still be used as a workstation/gaming card, but it lacks the more advanced functions that many people may need/want, such as ECC, double precision, 10-bit colour, etc. If you just need GPU Acceleration (Eg: CUDA), but don't need the rest, then a Titan X can actually make sense.


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