Whats the difference between "workstation" and "gaming" graphics cards? Even though I don't know much about coding and instructions, is that the main difference? Do workstation graphics cards handle programs such as maya and 3dsMax better because of the way they are built to process code and instructions? And do gaming cards handle games like Half-Life2 and UT2k4 because they are built/coded in such a way to perform better for those applications? Please go into depth to explain and try to give analogies if at all possible. I happen to be an Animation/GraphicDesign student so I don't wanna waste my money on a graphics card that's meant to be used for something else. And even though this is the video/audio thread, would you suggest Intel or AMD to combo with the according graphics card? So far from what I've read, it seems like Intel is the way to go. Thanks in advance for your input !