Best Video Card for Trading: GeForce vs Quadro


Alright, today we are talking video cards. Mainly why I recommend this
one for trading over this one, even though it’s about
a third of the cost. (intensifying rumble) Alright, so how do you choose the best video card for trading? Typically, trading, you see people online who’s got 500 monitors
and all that garbage but that’s really not necessary. I’ll link down below. There’s a couple of videos we have about how many monitors we
really need for trading. Typically I’m just gonna cut to the chase. Two to four is probably gonna be more than you’re ever gonna need, so that’s what I’m gonna
talk about here today. So basically there’s two
main classes of video cards. You have desktop-class video cards and you have enterprise-class video cards, and that’s kind of what the
difference I have here is. This big Haas here, this
is a desktop video card. It’s got about a billion gig of ram and just as many CUDA cores. Okay, actually it has like 11 gig of ram and like 3,000 CUDA cores but, whatever. It’s a lot, and it’s huge, right? Costs about 1,000 dollars
to get one of these guys. It’s massive, it’s huge, it’s powerful. It’s got three display port
connections on the back or on the front of it here, and one HDMI port. Okay? Desktop class, this is
about the top of the line you can get in terms of a desktop-class GeForce 1080 TI right here. Okay. And then we have this little guy. So in comparison of size, you can see look this guy could fit inside of here. A couple times, right? And not have any problems. So what is this guy? This is a Quadro K1200, and this is actually what they call an enterprise or a workstation-class card. It’s got the same amount
of video ports on it. It’s got four display port ports. These ones are actually mini-display port, but it’s basically the same thing. So you hook up four
monitors to this no problem. Hooking up four monitors
to this beast, no problem. This one only has I think like three or four gig of ram. And like 500 CUDA cores. So what do those mean, right? So basically, this guy here, this desktop one for 1,000 dollars, oh this one it’s only 300 dollars. I don’t know if I
mentioned that or not but this guy here, way more powerful, way more expensive, hardcore, right? So obviously it’s more
expensive, it’s more powerful. This is the one you
need for trading right? Not sorry. So what is the difference? So I guess if you were to buy this same performance card, ’cause we’re really not apples to apples. If you were to buy this
same performance card, 500 CUDA cores and four gig
of ram, whatever it has, in a desktop class card, you’re probably only gonna
be like 25 to 100 bucks, rather than the 300
dollars that this one cost. For the comparison, this
one’s 1,000 dollars. The enterprise-class
version of this is like five or six grand. So, it’s kind of the difference there. So why would you choose
this workstation card over this big ol’ huge desktop-class card and what is the difference? So the main difference is that these things are way more stable. So you can see, this one’s got an Nvidia
branding right on it. They’re the ones that
make the actual chips, the graphics chips, they’re the actual manufacturers. So on the workstation-class cards, they actually manufacture
the cards as well. On the desktop-class cards, you can see here on the side, this one says GIGABYTE. So Nvidia makes the chip
that’s on this board, but they don’t actually make the card. So that’s kind of one big difference. Nvidia controls the process
of this from start to finish all the way through. So they can choose the best performance that’s gonna work with their chip is gonna be the most stable. And the most stable is really
where we’re looking at here. So this card, while not as
big and flashy and fast, is gonna be way more stable. It’s designed to run all day, every day. Not take a lot of power,
not take a lot of heat. Be super efficient and give
you exactly what you need and not crash, not give you issues. None of that garbage, right? So this guy here is the exact opposite. It’s basically, here’s the chip. Let’s get as much performance
as we possibly can out of it and if it crashes once in a while, well, that’s just gonna be it. You’re gonna have to deal with because you’re getting a massive amount of performance out of it, so. That’s really the main difference, and that’s why I recommend people go with these workstation-class cards. Yeah, they’re way less
powerful for the money, you get a lot more oomf out of this one for the same dollar. But you’re not gonna get the stability. When you’re trading really, what are you gonna do if you’re in the middle of a trade and your monitors just go black, right? You’re gonna be like, oh
no, what is happening, you’re gonna be crying, you’re gonna be calling
your broker and be like, “Oh no, I gotta get all of my trades, “what am I gonna do, right?” Yeah, that’s the problem with this guy. This is the one that
I have in my computer. Remind you we’re talking
about trading here. I’m not a trader. I’m a video editor. So I needed the power. But every once in a while, my monitors just go black
for five or six seconds and there’s nothing you can do about it, and you just have to wait
for your system to reload and come back together, right? You’re not gonna have that
problem with this guy. This guy is gonna be a workhorse, he’s gonna be a tank. He’s just gonna run all the time, he’s not gonna overheat, he’s gonna be nice and quiet. He’s just gonna run smooth and you’re always gonna have picture. Yeah, you’re not gonna be able to play the latest cutting-edge video game at the highest resolutions ever but you’re a trader, that’s not
what you’re looking to do. If you’re looking to do that, get a different computer for that. The goal here is to have the most stable, most reliable system that you can have and still be able to trade from it. So, talking about monitors, right? I said we’re only gonna talk
about four monitors, right? This one takes four ports. The way that these cards
connect to the motherboard is a PCIE X16 card slot. That’s this little guy on this side here. That’s what connects to the motherboard. If you wanted to have
more than four monitors, you can just get two of these cards. Okay, yeah it’s gonna cost
you 600 bucks or 700 bucks by the time you get two of them, but you get two of them. As long as you have two
slots on your motherboard, you’re all set to go and plug them in. You’re rocking and a rolling, you have up to eight monitors, so. That’s basically the difference. This things for gaming, super
expensive, super powerful. I guess not super expensive, but it’s super powerful. Brilliant performance. Not quite the performance,
but way more reliable. So I’ll have links to
these guys down below. And like I said, also that
video that we talked about about how many monitors you
actually need for trading and and what you should do there. So if you have any other questions, definitely let us know. Happy to help out. I also have some other videos and stuff about actually building computers, picking out processors,
all that good stuff, so. Check them out and we’ll see you later.

21 thoughts on “Best Video Card for Trading: GeForce vs Quadro

  1. thats great, i was worried i would have to spend alot of money making a pc with an overpriced gpu, thank you for this video.

  2. You can still buy "reference" design Nvidia desktop cards that aren't assembled by third party manufacturers. Also I don't think comparing the top of the line $1,000 gaming GPU to a low end Quadro is really fair. The high end gaming cards are vastly overpriced from crypto mining, but you can probably find a decent midrange gaming GPU that is as good or better than the Quadro at normal prices since miners don't want those cards. Could probably find something for under $100.

  3. I have macbook pro and 3 extra screens with ugreen tunderbold to hdmi. And never had problems. Mostly i trade on one monitor

  4. For trading, you don't need a monster 3D graphics card. You're not playing video games or mining cryptos ! Well, if you do play games or mine ctyptos, then you might as well get the monster card 😉

  5. I like people who is saying gtx1080 is better. No shit it’s better for gaming. I have rx480 nitro and my 4K monitor goes black for like 4-5 seconds every 15-30 mins. It’s really annoying, so I’m ordering quadro. Stability is crucial for trading. Quadro cards made for professional application and stability. Which is lower power consumption, and great performance. Thanks Guys for the video!

  6. Hi clay Thanks for all the info, i have been learning a lot bought the learn plan profit (from Ricky Guiterrez, at the time I had not discover your videos) and some books but the problem for me is that I'm a student and i don't have enough time to day trade, so swing trade is pretty much what i get left with any tips for a beginner? Also i have a pretty small account 700ish

  7. Just buy PNY Video Card VCQM6000-24GB-PB Quadro M6000 24GB GDDR5 PCIE3.0 DPx4/DVI-I DL.
    You'll like it.

  8. Thanks for the video. I agree. I built a trading computer with the K1200 and I love it… super stable, super quiet and super efficient (< 45W). 4 x 4K monitors without any problems… amazing card for traders!

  9. I'm sorry to say this, but I own that EXACT same graphics card (1080ti) and my screen never goes black on me randomly. For the half a year that I have had mine, Its been the exact same stable as my Founders Edition 980, 0 problems from the start. You might just have a bad card and might need to RMA it.

  10. OMG if u want to hear a guy repeat him self like 6billion times and never get to the freaking point watch this video, I only.made to like 2 mins in so maybe it gets better but I don't wanna find out.

  11. my 2018 Mac Mini i7 with intel GPU definitely struggles to run thinkorswim at 5K and even crashes regularly while my 2017 Macbook pro with RX 555 and only 2GB hooked up to the same 5K display is a lot more stable. So who would've thought.. it's probably poor programming (it's 20 years old Java code) but TOS does SEEM to run better with a discrete GPU. not an expert on this matter though.. there are probably more variables..

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