Quadro FX 5600 vs Nvidia GeForce 8800GT

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kabunaru, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. kabunaru Guest

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    If the Quadro FX 5600 was cheaper, would you get it? :)
    Also, how much better is the Quadro FX 5600 than the Nvidia GeForce 8800GT in games, video, etc?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'd use the 8800GT for gaming. The Quadro series is for design and production work. Not to mention 3D glasses. :cool:
     
  3. yeroen macrumors 6502a

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    Like for less than $300? Then sure, why not? If an Aston Martin sold for $30,000 then I'd buy one of those too.

    Not to equate an Aston Martin's and a Quadro's desirability factor (not even close), but it is an expensive card because it's specialized (sorta). Not many people outside research labs and engineering firms will be buying one.
     
  4. noi375 macrumors member

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    I forgot the exact numbers, but FX5600 is basically a G80 board (your good old 6800 or 7800 Ultra), so for the most part, it will be faster - probably by 20% or so. Another thing to remember is that that card has a whopping 1.5 gig of ram on it, so you can run really high resolution screens on them without too much trouble. If you do 3D modeling or texturing, then yes, you would need something like that. For just regular gaming or what not, 8800GT should be enough, unless you need top class performance. Then again, if that's the case, you would've already build a Windows box for that :)
     
  5. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    The Quadro FX 5600 is based on the G80-GL core which pretty much is the same G80 that drives both the Geforce 8800GTX, Geforce 8800GTS (640MB and 320MB version) and Geforce 8800 Ultra.

    The Geforce 8800GT is using the G92 chip.
     
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