Good luck in finding them. Why do you need them? It seems like you are not interested in money, so spend what you want and what do benchmarks matter?
If you want to spend money on a CX and it does not matter to you, I can give you my account number too, so you can help my budget a bit.
Harm, I have a better suggestion. Have him send me the cards and I will be delighted to benchmark them for all of us to see!
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If you are only interested in H.264 encoding, the CX may make sense if you really have money to burn. The CX does nothing else in terms of performance and if you weigh the price difference of $ 1700 versus an equally good $ 170 card, that has a disadvantage when encoding H.264, but nowhere else, well, take your pick. I rather invest the difference in other components that have a much bigger impact on overall performance.
I and, I guess Harm an other oldtimers would also agree, that we have been burned in the past by hardware/software accelerators that appear and then with the next version of Adobe software disappear leaving you with junk.
I personally have benchmarked a nVidia 8800 GT and a Quadro FX 1700 in my system and while I paid 2 to 3 times as much for the Quadro it was slower performing that 8800GT. I also suspect that if you benchmarked the CX against a pure current i7 CPU that you would find it hard to justify that money. I today, would instead of going for an almost one year-old expensive graphics card that historical has a much shorter life than CPU's, would invest that money in a dual Xeon Nehalem (5500) series.
You will notice that most of those "benchmarks" do not give you enough data to prove or disprove the manufacturers claims.
"... this new plug-in offloads H.264 video encoding to the Quadro GPU..."
That is the only real benefit to the card. If you do a lot of it, maybe it will suite your needs. But I already get faster than realtime H.264 encoding with an i7 920. I feel the card would be a waste of money.
Now, if every transition and effect (both native and third-party) could be accelerated in such a way, that would be something to consider. (Like a poor man's Matrox that actually worked.)