09-28-2012, 11:49 AM
Pro cards (say Quadros) can handle games, but they handle them a lot worse than gaming cards. I player SupCom2 on a QuadroFX 3800 after some tweaking in driver settings.
So, there are 2 main differences between Quadro and GeForce cards.
2. Quadros are usually downclocked versions of GeForce cards with much more memory.
The goal of Quadros is to be as reliable as possible, and handle complex calculations. So they do. Actually they work slower then GeForce sometimes, but they do less mistakes in their calculations, and they work longer. Also they can handle some specific apps better, like there is a CAD driver for Quadro cards, which makes it faster with CAD, 3dsmax apps.
CUDA is faster on GeForce 690, but Quadro6000 has much more memory. So, while 690 works faster, 6000 can load more data to process.
Well... But the price difference made me choose 690, and yet i think it was a right choise.