15 Replies Latest reply on Jul 6, 2011 3:03 AM by screeen

    Please help me decide, FX3800, FX4800, (or 4000?)

    RFDPiper Level 1


      I'm looking to decide between the Nvidia Quadro FX3800, Quadro FX4800, or perhaps the Quadro 4000.


      Please don't suggest other cards, as I definitely have it narrowed down to these three.  Also, please don't let price be your deciding factor for your recommendation.


      I will be using Production Premium CS5 for VERY graphic-intensive HD video editing (e.g. greenscreen, special effects, fire, explosions, etc.).  My main concern is real-time playback.  This is extremely important.  I don't know enough about the lingo to understand the difference between the three cards.  Perhaps some of you are in the know, or have used these cards?


      My system so far consists of:


      Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

      Asus Sabertooth X58 motherboard

      DDR3 12GB for far (but I'll probably be springing for the full 24GB)

      Intel i7 950

      Two WD 1TB Hard Drives (RAID 0)