The Quadro FX X8XX cards are all there 1800, 3800, 4800, and 5800 as well as the current 400, 600, 200, and 4000, but no Geforce.
In less demanding applicati0ons such as Auto Cad 2013- still having a lot of 3D capability- the old series Quadros such as FX 380, 570 ( e Bay), 580 (), 1700, 3700, 3800, and etc. Geforce 2- series GTX 260, 280, 285, 295 are listed, but not in the class.
Useful guides for graphics cards may be found in Wikipedia under “Quadro” and “Comparison of nvidia Geforce”, listing the specifications of those lines of graphics cards.
[ See ] I was struck in the Quadro list by the specs of the FX 5800- 512 -bit high memory bandwidth of 159, 240 shaders, high clock rates, 4GB, and so on, all for only ,700 or whatever- the 5800 was the top of the Quadros until the 6GB FX 6000- over ,000.
The T5400 with the GTX 285 did well, a rating of 1852 - quite good- but the 2D score was only 300 couled with a very good 3D score as 2208.
Strangely, The Dimension 8400- single core, with 1/3 the RAM has an overall mark of 452, but the 2D was 444! In 2D, the 512MB Quadro FX 580 on a single core CPU was outperforming by nearly 50% the 1GB GTX 285 on a quad core Xeon computer that new cost about ,000 in 2D!
Autodesk and I think Archi Cad, do this as well with Autodesk having tested cards with subsequent ‘recommendation” and “certification”.When I use the T5400 in Auto Cad 2007 with a Geforce GTX 285, I had a periodic message , “This computer has non-certified hardware” or similar error message, no doubt referring to the GTX card.The Autodesk application I think is the most demanding is the Product Design Suite Ultimate, a vast program which includes Auto Cad, Mechanical Inventor Pro with simulation, 3ds Max, Mudbox, Electrical, and much more.If you got here by accident, you'll probably find it easier to use the search box below, or click here to return to our Linux answers archive.Round 11,3491.5.13Mates, As I moved from 2D to 3D CAD in 2010, buying a used Dell Precision T5400 used 18 months for 0 [Xeon x5460 Quad Core @ 3.16GHz, 4GB RAM (upgraded to 12GB), Quadro FX 580, 1TB Barracuda, Vista Business 64 bit (upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 64)] seemed a near no-miss choice, (this computer cost over ,000 new) but I was unprepared for the complex decision of which graphic card would be best suited for the applications I use Auto Cad 2007, Sketchup -now 8 Pro, Solid Works 2010 x64, Corel Technical Designer X-5, and Adobe CS4.