Benchmarking the Quadro FX 4800

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by barefeats, May 23, 2009.

  1. barefeats macrumors 65816

    barefeats

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    I ran both Pro Apps and 3D Games on the Quadro FX 4800. Here's a Memorial Day Weekend peek for those not slaving over a hot barbeque:
    http://barefeats.com/nehal10.html

    It's impressive but I predict, at a fraction of the cost, you hard core gamers will opt for the Radeon HD 4870 or soon-to-be-released GeForce GTX 285.
     
  2. carlosbutler macrumors 6502a

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    you are probably right. although if you are a proper hard core gamer you would most probably go for a windows computer.

    but yes, i wouldnt pay that much for the card because i have the 8800GS in my imac and when playing WoW, the results are fairly close and the 8800gs is way cheaper.

    still, i cant change much in the imac - not that i would want to...

    mainly play WoW or PS3
     
  3. netkas macrumors 65816

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    >192 parallel processor cores
    >384-bit memory interface with 76.8GB/s bandwidth (33% faster than GeForce 8800


    in win games, 4890(works in macpro, without flashing) will beat quadro 4800 , even 4870 will do

    well, it all depends on tests u use, check it out (gtx260 there has 216 sp, not 192 like quadro) - http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showpost.php?p=3804457&postcount=24
     
  4. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    As I suspected the Quadro FX is only really a logical choice if you are going to also be using it for windows 3D apps.
     
  5. barefeats thread starter macrumors 65816

    barefeats

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    Good point. Under Windows, it supports OpenGL 3.0 as well as DirectX 10. Mac OS X only supports up to OpenGL 2.1. Also, as I understand it, under Windows it supports 32x FSAA at resolutions up to 1920 x 1200. I only see up to 4x under Mac OS X.
     

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