Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 2:02 AM (in response to bubbamj)
I'd go for the 7800 GTX as it is better than the GT and the 4500 in all other aspects of performance computing.
As for Maya certification, that applies to any 7800 series GPU. So, If if the 7800 GT is fine, one should be able to safely assume the GTX is the same.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 8:30 AM (in response to japamac)
I can find a few 7800 GTX 512MB editions on eBay for $150, but quite a lot of the 256mb versions for around $30. Would there be a huge difference in performance between the two? I've heard the 256mb editions have funny flashing problems or something like that...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 3:57 AM (in response to bubbamj)
Quadros need to be fashed with Quadro ROM. The Geforce 7800 GTX is a modified Quadro ROM, modified to meet the spec differences between the two cards.
Using the 7800 GTX mod ROM in the FX 4500 isn't what you want to do.
Just flash the Quadro to a Mac Quadro and you should have a heckuva card for cheap!