I took the plunge a few days ago and bought a GeForce 6800 GT to replace my Quadro FX 1000. I have shifted away from 3D work since I bought the Quadro so it just wasn’t worth the preformance hit in games, espeically the newer shader-based ones, to keep the Quadro. Knowing the lack of good compairsons between the two I decided to do some tests. Here are the numbers that matter to the 3D community:

Quadro FX 1000

3dsmax-03 Weighted Geometric Mean = 13.53

catia-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 11.39

ensight-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 6.889

light-07 Weighted Geometric Mean = 5.848

maya-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 21.03

proe-03 Weighted Geometric Mean = 18.78

sw-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 10.34

ugs-04 Weighted Geometric Mean = 13.93

GeForce 6800 GT

3dsmax-03 Weighted Geometric Mean = 15.07

catia-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 8.658

ensight-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 5.932

light-07 Weighted Geometric Mean = 7.230

maya-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 17.75

proe-03 Weighted Geometric Mean = 12.42

sw-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 10.24

ugs-04 Weighted Geometric Mean = 4.500

You can read my full review here:

http://www.solarflarestudios.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1016

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