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Bernhard Grininger
Re: What's the best graphics card for Mac Pro?
on Oct 21, 2012 at 12:58:56 pm

If You are in the CAD business or do 3D VFX,
the the Quadro card is justified also in a 2009 MacPro.
Quadros are optimized for processing huge amounts
of 3D geometry data. This is what they are built for.

A common misconception is that Quadros have necessarily
'faster' GPUs than GeForces.
What is 'fast' depends on the architecture and how well a task uses it.

A complex task could be faster on a GPU with slower cores but a wider
pipeline, than on a GPU with faster cores but a tighter pipeline - and vice versa.
So a GeForce could in fact be faster than a Quadro.
For Mercury acceleration I wouldn't be surprised to get this result.

The best would be to wait for benchmarks. There are some testers at the
Resolve forum. Don't find the link now.

Hope this helps.

Best regards,

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