Here's the problem. I want to build a PC that can be used for gaming and work.
What games do I want to play? Doesn't matter, hypothetically all games max settings.
What works programs do I need to run? Photoshop, Maya ...the big ones.
Currently I'm on a Core 2 duo, 4gb, geforce gtx 460, windows 7 32 bit. Mostly it does everything it needs to do, though some of my games are laggy, I know I need to just upgrade my GPU.
Another problem I'm having is, for example in Photoshop with huge files open, lots of history, I click a button to do a thing, then I get a popup.. oops out of memory. Ok i need to upgrade my RAM. So I need more memory. To install more memory I need to upgrade to an 64bit OS. OK, fine.
The main issue is when I want to perform renderings in Maya for example. That shit takes forever, and I don't have forever to spend. Nvidia already provide a 'certified' solution for this.
It's called Quadro. Also Tesla.
Ok, so you would think, simple solution upgrade you're GPU to a Quadro, kill two birds with one stone.
You cannot play games with Quadro GPUs....
Quadro GPU's are stupidly expensive, and the specifications are confusingly lower that that or Geforce GPU's.
I've done some basic google's to find out why this is, and I sort of get it, however none of it solves my problem.
Is there a PC configuration where I can run programs (like maya) off the GPU, and have the GPU not be some crazy expensive GPU that I can't even play games on? and why does that even exist. Why can't there be a GPU that does both? Or at least an SLI setup that allows you to have both functions?