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Why go workstation?

Electroman01
  • 30 months ago

So I am looking for cards for a rendering machine. I was looking at workstation cards and thinking i could buy 2 or three, but then I thought, why choose theese over say a 1060? Wouldn’t it be better for the price?

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  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Quadro/RadeonPro provide advanced openGL viewport support for a handful of CAD programs like solidworks.

Quadro/RadeonPro provide a more professional assortment of display outputs (all DP ports, and usually 4 or more of them). DP is by far the most versatile solution.

Quadro/RadeonPro provide 10 bit color support in applications that normally don't support it unless paired with workstation GPU/drivers. (content creation applications).

Quadro/RadeonPro typically have more VRAM than their equivalent hardware configs from GeForce.

Quadro/RadeonPro have professional looking driver control panels that aren't trying to sell you the latest game all the time.


For CUDA based export rendering, there is typically no advantage whatsoever to buying Quadro GPU's. GeForce delivers the best value here without any compromise on functionality.

If you're thinking about "multiple" GPU's, but also thinking about the 1060... think again.... Doesn't make sense to use multiple lower end GPU's. Maximize your compute density with GTX 1080Ti's. Buy a single 1080Ti instead of 3X1060. Leaves door open to adding more without having to remove what you have.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a ton for replying fast, Most of what we (theres a group of us) are rendering are 3D models and baking things like lighting in, i may be wrong, but unreal engine. Thats ontop of other just general video rendering

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