Nvidia Thumps Chest with Quadro FX 5800, World's First 4GB Videocard

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Number Six

I like the card, honestly I do, I just don't know why NVIDIA would ever label anything a 5800 ever again.

 At least NVIDIA had a sense of humor about the GeForce 5800, although I don't hear much laughter from NVIDIA HQ these days...

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOVjZqC1AE4

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nsk chaos

4GB?!?!?!?!?! Overkill much anyone?

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pagen64

And people wonder why PC gaming is dying. With prices like this in todays economy how many can honestly afford a GPU like this.

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Paul_Lilly

Nvidia's Quadro series isn't intended for gamers, they're workstation cards.  It's actually a great time to be a PC gamer, as you can get a lot of gaming bang for your buck when shopping for videocards.

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Pyrophorics

Exactly, the article explains what this card is intended for. I would guess it might run games but not well at all. Not nearly what you would get from something like a 280 or 4870 X2.

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s3th

Are you kidding 4 gigs of memory would put crysis to shame, not to mention its amazing overclocking ability

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jvc08

can it play games too?

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Woodie73

dont even think about getting 1 for games u will be very disapointed

quadro = work, hence the price and low volume sales

the differences are how they handle openGL stuff

 

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dedgar

Why don't you buy one, test it out and give us a write up?

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Lord Omega

Look. A workstation graphics card is not ment for a dynamic environment like that found in a game. It is ment to be used for graphics rendering and make movies (like Ant Bully). I is also used to render models, pictures, and othering things of that nature. Stop being an ignoramous and go and read up on your hardware. If you are going to be a gamer, you need to know the differences in hardware. Just because it is rather expensive and has a bunch of neat features (like 4GB frame buffer) doesn't mean it will run games. If you want 4GB of fram buffer, go and get yourself 2 4870X2's  and you have yourself a kickass gaming machine and 4GB of frame buffer. No go and leave some rather usuful comments that are not ingorant. Money does not mean it is good in gaming.

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s3th

Lol.... so I read up on the card 4870 x2 and dont notice anything different? besides their being 4 gigs on this ONE card, they both have frame buffer, shaders, core clocks etc. What makes this card "not" good for gaming?

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dankers

Troll detected

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Lord Omega

O_o

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