Summary: I picked this up yesterday to upgrade from ATI for 3D work. I have to say that this little card REALLY speeds up the viewport in my 3D application. It doesn't need a 2 power cables like my ATI card did, apparently only uses ~40 watts, and it's fan isn't loud so that's good. It speeds up After effects as well, so all in all, for the price at this time... you can't beat this card for personal production purposes. If you're indie.. and on a serious budget, I'd recommend it!
Summary: We had a workstation here having issues running CAD and CATIA in that there was a delay in the graphics updating on screen. Those machines had a different brand of card in them and so we decided to try out the 600 series card. We have many other more advanced cards that cost x4 as much in the Quadro family as well. Funny thing was that our engineers seemed to prefer this card over the more expensive version! Wish it had two DVI ports.
Summary: Great card, no major issues. Runs smoothly, but only gave a 6.6 / 8 in the 'Windows Experiences Index' (i7 3770k, and an intel SSD w 32 gigs of CL9/1600 ram, a workhorse machine...) Only dislike, I have a monitor with HDMI In and integrated speakers. It runs 1920 x 1200, not the typical 1080p...
Summary: It's been a good purchase 2 weeks into ownership. I had upgraded an older CAD Workstation running Vista with an SSD drive and Windows 7. Unfortunately, the original ATI Fire GL card did not have updated drivers for Windows 7 and the drivers that came with Windows were horrible. When using AutoCAD LT 2012, many strange artifacts would appear on my screen.
Good Graphics, Beware Sound Headaches, Happy Ending
15 May 2012
Summary: Long a fan of Nvidia for SolidWorks I settled on the Quadro 600 graphics card for the serious workstation (Dell T5400) I bought on Ebay a year ago. I'm no expert but recommendations were for 1 Gig of video RAM versus the 128 Meg ATI FireGL I currently had - on which Pro E crawled. The price was right too as I'd always found $200 to be the sweet spot vs performance. If I had to spend $50 less (versus $250 more for the Quadro 2000) I'd get used to it.
Summary: Other than having to change over to the full-height slot cover upon opening, installation was a snap. Since this card was recommended and certified on Autodesk's site for use with Inventor 2012, it was an inexpensive upgrade to an aging card in a decent workstation. No issues as of yet....