Is there any advantage to running dual midrange workstation cards instead of a single high-end?
I got to play around in Maya and Cinema4D on a friend's rig and I was impressed at the performance. The system is a year-old I7-960 with dual ATI FirePro 580s, not crossfired. The cards are $379 each, so the pair costs about the same as a single Quadro 4000.
It's possible it won't affect RED footage as much as 3D, as it is more demanding of CPU than GPU.
Anyone have any insight?