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325w ago - I am a huge PC gamer. I don't necessarily have the most powerful rig to run the latest and greatest games with all the bells and whistles turned on, but it serves me just fine.

However, there are some of you who will stop at nothing to have the ultimate gaming PC. For those people I present to you... the nVidia Quadro FX 5800.

What makes the nVidia Quadro FX 5800 so awesome, you ask? Well, for starters it has 4GB of onboard memory, and has a bandwidth of 102GB/s.

Or to translate: It's the most powerful graphics card on Earth.

So how much do you think this bad boy costs? $400? $500? $800?! ...no. Try $3,500.

Yeah, $3,500. For $3,500 you could buy a whole computer – and a damn good one, at that. But, if you have the money to burn (and I mean that literally) and you want to see if a graphics card that was designed for medical computers can handle Far Cry 2... why not?

Note: I know it's not a gaming card... It's a graphics card designed to handle precise rendering, and is used heavily in the field of medicine. Usually on those 3D CT scans.

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#2 - PyroGX - 325w ago
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Even if the author over at Binge Gamer is trying to make a joke of sorts, I don't get it. Everyone's known for years that workstation cards aren't designed for the same things as gaming cards (even if only in firmware ) and they target a completely different market segment. Oh right, and gaming cards generally run games better. Surprise, surprise.

The joke is like me pretending to be ignorant (that is to say more so than I am) and write an article on how PlayStation 2 graphics are the latest and greatest: old news; never was true.

#1 - theflippa - 325w ago
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Its designed for OpenGL, on dx10 as good as the 9xxx series.


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