@joeartist last bit to think about is pure performance. The firepro series are workstation cards, with ecc memory (there are a lot of discussions on why these are overkill outside of mission critical applications (like high end parts design for industry). What the firepro series does offer is more outputs (6 vs 4 on the nvidia cards). But the W series cards are now 4 years old and have significantly lower performance gpu wise (some benchmarks show 50%). There are newer and workstation cards like the SSG series (seriously expensive) that use more modern parts like hbm memory).Considering the extra cost you pay for ecc memory and the outdated architecture if could be worth going for a high end NVIDIA card like the 2080 or 2080ti and getting a data path unit for the extra outputs. You will have better performance, (with a data path also more outputs), newer architecture and cuda if you ever need it. Here is a comparison, there are many others, https://versus.com/en/amd-fire... The 2080ti will leave you with change enough to get a data path and a bunch of adaptors.Considering AMD are now supporting pcie 4, and the looming release of the new new Mac Pro expect to see some new pcie4 cards coming soon too.