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    Quadro cards do have specialized performance capabilities and advantages which does makes them the better choice for certain tasks. They're definitely better than GeForces for their intended "niche" image rendering tasks, even though their specific hardware capabilities are sometimes inferior for other tasks. Where GeForce shines is overclocking, card makers can factory overclock +10% to 15% (or more) past reference, users can upgrade cooling and bump overclocks even further. Where Quadro shines is reliability, NVIDIA cherry picks the very best of the best GPUs to run +10% to +15% (or more) past reference, installed on the most robust hardware and cooling they can make - the end-users dare not void their NVIDIA support by pushing clocks further, but they are assured their Quadros will keep on running perfectly every day until their warranty expires.
    Quadro cards also come with an enterprise-class pricing/leasing structure which isn't realistic for most sane consumers - but a hefty part of that hefty price is ongoing access to NVIDIA's tech/dev support, and most Quadro customers are quite willing to pay this price because they refer to (or work with) NVIDIA so frequently that losing this essential service would negatively impact their productivity. Gamers and others outside the "niche" really don't understand how utterly important it is to have uniformity, modularity, interchangeability, redundancy, and scalability across all GPU hardware (and software) - while those inside the "niche" understand that time is money and avoidable inefficiencies (caused by lame things like version conflicts or part incompatibilities) cause downtime which adds up alarmingly fast, and that lost data can be the most costly loss of all (when it is permanently irreplaceable or it results in liability, anyhow).

    Quadro cards vs GeForce cards can have (almost) identical hardware, and can often even be flashed/configured with firmware intended for their counterparts. But a $7000 Quadro P6000 isn't the right choice for a gamer (who could instead overclock a $1000 GTX1080 or $1500 TitanX), while an overclocked $1000 GeForce card is just too "unstable" and "risky" from the perspective of a business wanting to make money from getting graphical work done. Here's one not-too-bad explanation.

    I think the Tesla card I use in my home machine is ridiculous, but I didn't argue against it very convincingly when my employer wanted to provide me with some "real" hardware to use at home, lol. I still kinda think a pair of Titans would be better, but I'm stuck with (my boss's) Tesla for a while.

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    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array Korth PC Specs
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    To answer the OP:

    The i7-5960X can only natively address a maximum of 64GB.

    But DDR4 was specifically designed to support higher memory densities, along with "bank groups" other other multiple-address functions/protocols. 8Mb/1GB DDR4 chips weren't available when DDR4 (and X99 and Haswell-E) launched but they are already in use, they allow up to 16GB to installed on a double-sided UDIMM so many Haswell-E mobos (with 8 DIMM slots) can now address up to 128GB DDR4. 16Mb/2GB DDR4 chips are anticipated before 2018, there's no reason Haswell-E can't address 256GB DDR4 which can't be fixed through updated firmware (BIOS).

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    Quadro is not good not only for gamer but at the moment most of GPU rendering tasks as well.
    Just during another chat on redshift forums got one mor confirmation of that comment by a friend:
    "we have at work k6000 and it is terrible in gpgpu… cost huge amount, and slower than mid-range videocard"
    All in all anyone building multi GPU render nodes at the moment geforce cards are best option. For budget of single 4 Quadro GPU render node you can build couple of gtx render nodes that will beat in speed of rendering by multiple factor which by the end is only important at the end of the day, how many frames and how fast can it chew out

    This went a bit OT so thanks for notes on 128GB ram.

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