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post #1 of 17
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Hey, I have an ati radeon hd 5700 series, and another graphics card like 9800gt or somthing. Notice they are both different brands. If I were to put in the nvidia one running along the radeon one, Would they run together and increase performance, Or would they have to be the same brands?
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post #2 of 17
You can put both graphics cards in the motherboard, but they wont help out each other.. you can use the other card for a different monitor and that will put about 1% less stress on your 57xx card or your 9800GT, whichever card you are using at the moment. smile.gif
 
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So, say they were the same brand, would I be able to do it?
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You can't dual run with an ATi/AMD card and a NVIDIA card. They'd both have to be of the same brand.

Most prefarably from the same series, but you can do crossfire/&SLI from cards from different series - although that could cause complications with drivers and so on. So cards from the same brand and series are the best option to aviod issues.
     
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So right now, I am using a sexy dual monitor setup, would it have any benefits for that?
post #6 of 17
HD 57xx+9800gt for physx only

get 5770 Flex or HD6850 or any flex version
post #7 of 17
The only video card that would work with the one you have is a 57xx series card. And only if your mb is crossfire compatible.

Basically you can use a 5770 or 5750 with a 5770 or 5750

AMD_CrossfireX_Chart_1618W.jpg[img]If you want to try hacked drivers you can run ATI + Nvidia with the Nvidia as a physx - but I doubt it would be beneficial in your case
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What is physx and would that only involve my nvidia gpu and not my amd one since physx is nvidia?
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post #10 of 17
Physx is only notable in a very few games (Batman Arkham City being the only one that comes to mind)

I have a 5770 and a empty PCI-e slot but have no desire to run hacked drivers and try to setup Physx with my 8800 GTS 512 (basically same card as a 9800 gts)
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