davesrose wrote in post #18487939
For some more gains with Adobe software, consider a Quadro card over a GeForce: video editing programs utilize more OpenGL features (Quadro cards fully implement OpenGL features, while GeForce are more DirectX gaming cards). And if you have a monitor with wider gamut support, PS can be run with 10bpc color mode with a Quadro card.
While I would have liked to put a Quadro card in, the cost just did not justify it. Both support OpenGL 4.5. The Quadro P6000 is close to $5k, while the ASUS Strix 1070 was only about 1/10 of that. The 24MB of RAM on the Quadro would be nice, but the GeForce has 8MB, more than enough for what I am using it for. Additionally, the Quadro uses an additional 100 watts of power, so I would have had to gone to an even larger power supply. So, for me, the 1070 is more than sufficient. I built the entire system for about $2200 and am very pleased with it so far. No crashes or lockups. All of the drivers seem to be behaving themselves well. And the liquid cooling system I put in is keeping the CPU at a very reasonable temperature. But, you a right, in that the Quadro is one heck of a card. I just couldn't justify it to myself (or my wife) that I needed to spend that much on a video card that doesn't provide the cost to benefit ratio that I would need.