There are some minor differences to create this rate fence - for example, the Quadro / Fire Pro models use different drivers which prioritize rendering accuracy over speed.
Which to me means (with exception of some cards which use different hardware such as ECC memory), in theory, that I could install those same workstation drivers on my cheaper consumer card and do "stable" 3D/Fractal/OpenGL/etc. rendering.
Is it possible to install workstation drivers (for e.g. Quadro/Fire Pro) on a consumer graphics card, considering that it uses the same GPU?