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Charles wrote:

> What's the main difference between the game cards and the Quadro type
> cards?

The firmware.

"game cards" and "Quadro type cards" often have the same GPU, heck, the same
circuit board for that matter, but different microcode for the GPU that
optimizes it for DirectX with game cards and OpenGL for workstation cards.

In some cases it's possible to reflash one and turn it into the other, in
others there are "soft" conversions that allow the board to be used in
either mode easily.

Other than that the only real difference is that you're more likely to find
dual DVI on workstation boards and they may be made with higher quality
passive components (capacitors and the like).

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Better subpixel precision, drivers optimized for heavy geometry (but less
texturing) loads, and in some cases line antialiasing. Nothing you'd miss
for playing games.

The Quadro4s also had dual DVI ports since the beginning, a feature not seen
on game cards until the new GF 6800.

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"Charles" <chasware@swbell.net> wrote in message
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> What's the main difference between the game cards and the Quadro type
cards?