I am building a computer specifically for use with Autodesk and Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Above is a link to a spreadsheet I have started, comparing nvidia geforce and quadro cards. There is an obvious and drastic difference here in specs. The Quadro cards are significantly more power efficient, but also only have a small fraction of the amount of CUDA cores. I also can not find any information on the clock speeds of the quadro cards.
Is it true that a Quadro card with a small fraction of the CUDA cores of a similarly priced Geforce card performs significantly better in 3D and video rendering applications? And why is this?
If it is all thanks to API's and drivers, can't we get these drivers and install them alongside Geforce cards for even better performance, considering on the surface the specs of a Geforce card seem to be significantly more impressive.
Thus far the best and most thorough information I have found on this subject has been at: - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10532978/difference-between-nvidia-quadro-and-geforce-cards#= - http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CBMQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nvidia.com%2Fobject%2Fquadro_geforce.html&rct=j&q=geforce%20vs%20quadro&ei=p5DhTMPdGISs8AaXr_ED&usg=AFQjCNESkCnpBGLD_XkAyUuFJ4Ky6W-D_g&cad=rja