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Cota
11-20-04, 02:47 PM
Too good to be true?

check it out

http://www.newbietech.net/index.php

GlowStick
11-20-04, 03:01 PM
With a very detailed review like that it sounds very true.

Nice find for anyone who uses professonal apps : )

hypertek
11-20-04, 03:45 PM
any benefit to do this? or is the quadro mainly geared towards graphic apps?

GlowStick
11-20-04, 07:46 PM
any benefit to do this? or is the quadro mainly geared towards graphic apps?
You will get a huge increase in preformance with the quadro drivers in workstation apps, like CAD and 3d art stuff.

ricercar
11-20-04, 08:59 PM
This is bogus. Smoke and mirrors. No matter what a bios claims, no matter what the straps on a motherboard indicate, a GeForce GPU can not be made into a Quadro GPU once it's packaged. These hacks are effective for fooling the driver, but they can't get true Quadro performance from the GPU.

There are different bonding options on a GeForce and Quadro GPUs. They cannot be be changed after the die is packaged.

wilson
11-20-04, 11:58 PM
Although early in a product's lifecycle, nVidia might decide to have the Geforce/Quadro switch outside of the package in order to manage inventory better. This way, they can just order 1 million chips from the packaging company instead of 990000 Geforce 6800 and 10000 Quadro and have a lot of Quadros sitting unused.

If I were nVidia, I would do a one-time fuse that's blowable from software.

--wilson