NVIDIA Quadro CX Pro Graphics For Adobe CS4

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News Posted: Thu, Mar 19 2009 1:33 PM

NVIDIA is betting that there is a market for Adobe CS accelerators, and their first foray into this area is what we're looking at today on HotHardware, the recently released Quadro CX. This is not a daughterboard or separate add-in which works with your standard graphics card, but rather this is a full-on, pro workstation graphics card which just happens to have a link with the Adobe CS suite through software for accelerating specific content types, similar to the Quadro FX for 3D content creation software. It's a new product segment which much of the market is still somewhat confused by, but NVIDIA has taken the first step towards accelerating significant portions of the Adobe CS4 software suite. Let's see if their efforts have paid off...

NVIDIA Quadro CX Pro Graphics For Adobe CS4

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tanka12345 replied on Thu, Mar 19 2009 11:33 PM

The thing about workstation cards I don't get is why do they cost so much? Honestly, how much of a performance boost do they give you? But I'm no expert.

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As far as rendering I do believe that nothing beats them.  They're not designed for gaming or anything they are solely designed for video and graphics design.  I know gaming companys use the regular graphics cards for testing and playing games.

I actually never knew about this opengl setting in CS4.  I'm hoping to upgrade to CS4 since I do a fair amount of graphical work in the Adobe suite.

I'm sure Peti would love one of these cards.

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