I am hoping that perhaps someone would be willing to help me with this situation. My workplace was able to get for me a Dell Workstation Precision 7820 Tower with a Quadro P4000. Now, the file(s) that I often view and are used to seeing or rendering are really about the same and I can not see any difference in performance.
As a matter of fact, my personal PC at home has a Nvidia 960 that performs better. This is hard for me to understand why. For one thing, I am not a Graphics Card expert and all the settings in the Nvidia Control panel mean a little to me, but not much. Then I got my IT guy at my office to look into the HP Workstation and he too is baffled.
It seems as if the Quadro is not really active even though this sounds strange, it is hard to explain. The only way I can explain is that it does not matter what setting or performance value I set the Nvidia Control panel settings, it does not make any difference. its like "part" of the Quadro is working and not all of it.
My IT guy is a gamer and he can't seem to understand either. Just for mentioning it, I have my settings usually set up like Don Cheke as I have followed many of his tutorials. And like I said, my personal PC at home does better than this new box.
? The Quality Renders are also quite painful to experience as well.
As a real example, I drew Don Cheke's Radial Engine Tutorial. Don claims about 3 min 20 seconds or so for a full render. On my home PC, I get about 3 min and 45 seconds w my Geforce 960 (Draft Render).
This new HP workstation from Wireframe to Quality render is 6 min and 35 seconds.
From Wireframe to Draft is 4 min and 20 seconds.
So, here are the specs on my new PC:
TC Pro Platinum 2017
Light Works 2017
CPU: Intel Xeon Bronze 3104 CPU @ 1.70Ghz
OS Win 10 @ 64 bit
Hardware vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
Renderer: Quadro P4000/PCIe/SSE2
GPU chipset: nVidia G400
Driver version: NVIDIA Forceware 391.74
OpenGL version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 391.74