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Workstation video card: Quadro or GeForce?

JasconiusJasconius sword criminalmad onlineRegistered User regular
I have been tasked with researching a new workstation to get myself at work, but I am unsure of what sort of graphics card would be best suited to my tasks.

I deal with a lot of uncompressed video, as well as high res images (albeit occasionally). Would things like video and high res imagery be more suitably handled by a video card such as a Quadro (which as I understand is primarily for 3D work) or a typical desktop graphics card such as a GeForce?


*edit* Also I'm working off of 2 monitors at very high resolution so there's a lot of desktop space to render too.

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    DaemonionDaemonion Mountain Man USARegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    A friend of mine was doing 3D/photoshop work on a 7800 for a few years and only noticed slowdowns when he included multiple real-time light sources.

    He was working on one monitor, 1920x1200. He also wanted to be able to game here and there.

    If you don't plan on any gaming, what-so-ever, I don't see why you wouldn't get a dedicated 3D card, though.

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Yeah, this is an office computer, so no gaming.

    In my reading I just can't see anything about the Quadros that make them a superior work station card beyond the 3D rendering stuff (which I don't do).

    And they are a bit more expensive as I recall.

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    gneGnegneGne Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Yeah unless you doing 3D rendering I would get the normal geforce. Quadros are quite expensive as well, I think they can go up to 1000$. The 9600GT should suffice enough to put some video workload off the CPU.

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