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Dave Osbun
OT- Workstation graphics cards tested/compared by Tom's Hardware
on Apr 16, 2014 at 3:25:17 pm

Unfortunately they don't include any tests for video rendering, but a great detailed article none the less. They test a large assortment of graphics cards geared towards workstations but also include a few gaming-oriented cards from nVidia and AMD:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/specviewperf-12-workstation-graphics-be...

If you're already not a regular reader of Tom's Hardware, it's a superb site for all things computer hardware. I consider it the best site out there, along with Anandtech.

Dave


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Norman Black
Re: OT- Workstation graphics cards tested/compared by Tom's Hardware
on Apr 16, 2014 at 6:00:32 pm
Last Edited By Norman Black on Apr 16, 2014 at 6:21:06 pm

Tom's and Anandtech are excellent review sites.

One thing to remember when looking at "workstation" application reviews and video cards. In this article nearly all applications there is some sort of 3D modeling application. Performance in this, OpenGL task, does not necessarily translate to compute only type GPU use, OpenCL.

Anandtech uses Vegas in their video card benchmarks recently.

Nvidia Kepler cards are the current Kings of 3D rendering. Games and "workstation" applications. AMD is the current King of OpenCL compute. Those are generalizations and that is now. Tomorrow, things can change.


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John Rofrano
Re: OT- Workstation graphics cards tested/compared by Tom's Hardware
on Apr 17, 2014 at 3:14:08 am

[Norman Black] "One thing to remember when looking at "workstation" application reviews and video cards. In this article nearly all applications there is some sort of 3D modeling application. Performance in this, OpenGL task, does not necessarily translate to compute only type GPU use, OpenCL."
Exactly! Benchmarks are meaningless unless they are measuring your workload.

My NIVDIA Quadro 4000 Benchmarks at 61 fps with Cinebench R10

My ATI Radeon HD 5870 Benchmarks at 43 fps with Cinebench R10

You would think that the Quadro 4000 is 1/3 faster than the Radeon HD 5870, and it may be for 3D modeling work, but that benchmark has no bearing on video editing and rendering. My Radeon HD 5870 run circles around my Quadro 4000 for timeline playback and rendering in Vegas Pro.

So I'll say it again... "Benchmarks are meaningless unless they are measuring your workload".

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasst.com



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