GTX 980 or Quadro K2200?

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GTX 980 or Quadro K2200?

Post by whispercat » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:06 pm

I am piecing together a light workstation build. Looking for a graphics card for a ASRock X99 Extreme 4 mobo and a Fractal Define R5 case. Using it for light to medium video editing, light 3-D modeling, with two 1440p displays and a possible third 4K display. No gaming. Hoping to have it last 3-5 years.

I've been looking at either an entry Quadro like the K2200 or a relatively high end consumer GeForce card like a GTX 980. They each are 4GB which I prefer.

The Quadro will have better drivers and lower thermals and probably be quieter at full load. I can't seem to find any clock speed specs for the Quadro.

The GTX 980 will be much more powerful and just as quiet at idle, but run a bit hotter. It's about $100 more than the Quadro, but the beefy specs might last me longer.

I can't decide. Any feedback or suggestions for other cards are welcome.

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