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NVIDIA GeForce To Quadro Software Mod???

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praka123

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"The NVIDIA Quadro family of professional graphics cards are very, very expensive. But many people know that Quadro and GeForce graphics cards are virtually identical in hardware. Obviously, you cannot just use Quadro drivers with your GeForce graphics cards. However, there is an easy way to soft-mod an NVIDIA GeForce desktop graphics card into an NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics card. Tech ARP shows us just how to do it. 'It all revolves around the driver support for professional 3D applications like 3ds Max or Maya. Quadro drivers allow the Quadro to be used to accelerate the rendering operations of such professional 3D applications while GeForce drivers do not. This is the basis for the premium prices NVIDIA (and ATI) charge for their professional-grade graphics cards.'"

-via slashdot :-
http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/05/10/0521223
 

Hrithan2020

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Thanks for the info.If it really gives the performance equivalent of similar h/w quadro cards,this cud be a problem for nvida.Maybe,in the future driver updates,they may include a program which makes sure that soft-modded quadro cards are detected?
 

x3060

A LOTR fan
well quadro is not that costly now a days . . and the article is old i guess . . mod is there for ages . . 6x series was good for moding .
 

Hrithan2020

In the zone
But if the quadro costs 2.5 or even 2 times as much as a geforce card with similar spec as said in the article(sorry,dunno nething abt quadro cards,is it true as of 2008 too?) ,it'd be still v.useful right?
 
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