Hello everyone. I'm looking for some info as to which video card to select for a new Dell T7600 build. I would be running both Creo 2.0 and WF4. Options are Quadro 6000 or K5000. Does anyone have experience with either and / or any benchmarks with these cards. Thanks.
I cannot help you directly but i have a few things to look for...
1st of all, there is an improved hardware transparency feature out there and you might look at what supports this for rendering.
2nd, use the Dell drivers. I have had serious issues with my Dell Precision laptop that uses the M3000 Quadro. NVidia drivers simply don't work! Dell does something to their systems to maintain comparability, but they lag far behind NVidia in releases
You might look at Olaf Cortens OCUS benchmark for pro/e at www.proesite.com. I remember when I last tested video cards about 2 years ago, we couldn't find much difference in performance between the quadro 2000, 4000, and 5000 on Wildfire 4. But, I was told that Creo 2 was able to take advantage of the higher end cards performance where WF4 was not. A computer builder (Gruman Creations) contacted me directly and said he had run the benchmark on creo 2 and had personally seen the high end card perform significantly better on creo 2.
I had the luxury at that time to be able to test the 3 video cards in the same computer. We are currently specifying the Quadro 4000's in our new buys for our HP workstations. I doubt any internal benchmarking has been done on them lately so we may be able to improve our performance on creo 2 with an upgrade but no one has tested it yet.