softquadro4 is here

mbentley

mbentley

poor college student
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i don't know if any of you were aware, but at http://www.guru3d.com they have the new softquadro4 out. this will turn your geforce4 into a quadro4 using only software and is fully reversible. it's under the downloads section. so instead of having a gf4 ti 4400, it now reports as a quadro4 750 xgl.



if anybody needs and help installing it, i can help ya :) nothing like an upgrade to a video card 3x the value... there is actually an article written about this showing how the quadro4 and geforce4 lines are almost exactly identical...
 
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DuronClocker

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Erm....does the card actually perform like the Quadro XGL750 too?

I remember back in the day about the GeForce2--> Quadro2 hack using a soldering iron and a BIOS flash. It gave a great deal of performance gain in professional apps. However, when it was applied to the GF4MX series of cards, there was no performance gain, despite the card being recognized as a Quadro4MXR...

This is because nVidia got smart and actually did change the core a bit to completely disable the extra features of the Quadro4 line, or so it seemed. Is your card performing any better now in professional/rendering apps?
 
mbentley

mbentley

poor college student
#3
Originally posted by DuronClocker
Erm....does the card actually perform like the Quadro XGL750 too?

I remember back in the day about the GeForce2--> Quadro2 hack using a soldering iron and a BIOS flash. It gave a great deal of performance gain in professional apps. However, when it was applied to the GF4MX series of cards, there was no performance gain, despite the card being recognized as a Quadro4MXR...

This is because nVidia got smart and actually did change the core a bit to completely disable the extra features of the Quadro4 line, or so it seemed. Is your card performing any better now in professional/rendering apps?
having never used a quadro 4 750 xgl, it's hard to say, but i find that in autocad, it seems to perform a little better believe it or not... i am pretty sure that it isn't as good, but i see some differences speed wise. i figure it's better than nothing... if i get a little more performance, then it's all good. apparently the quadro's are actually clocked a little bit higher in the core/memory than their gf4 counterparts.
 

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