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Evening/morning everyone.

Can someone help me with XGP as it is confusing me. I have just installed a HD 5670 card which was lying around into my positive pressure rig. Just done this mainly for "lols" as I don't actually need any more performance (although more can't hurt). However, the XGP (whatever that stands for) is confusing me.

I put the card in, booted, screen flickered, drivers installed and now it shows up in Windows. CCC asked me if I wanted to use it to

1: improve performance
or
2: add an extra screen

So I chose 1, however I am not seeing it being used during any gaming. When I monitor it with GPU-Z it shows my 6870 under 100% load during gameplay but the 5670 is just sat there at 0% load.
So what is this XGP all about and why did it say it could improve performance yet the 5670 sits there at 0% all the time????



Also as a side note, I have lost the ability to OC through CCC now it is installed with 12.3 drivers. I can still OC through MSI afterburner but why is it now missing from CCC?


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Edited by GerroffMe - 3/31/12 at 5:10pm
 
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I don't think it can be used to improve performance, I'm guessing that option shouldnt have been available to you. Unless you plan to make use of another monitor, I would take it out.
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How come you don't think it can? I know I can't Xfire them because they are different series, also the 5670 doesn't have a Xfire port haha but I thought I could software Xfire them?

Would swapping it for my ancient nVidia 8400 GS be any use?? hehehe
 
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Right you can't crossfire them, so the only way you could use the 5670 for improved performance is if you were to run some distributed GPU client on it- like F@H, BOINC, ect. Games will not make any use of it at all.

No a 8400GS would be just as usless, other than to drive an extra monitor. Even if you used hacked drivers, the 8400GS is too weak to be a decent PhysX card.

I would just run a single card since it will use less power, and you are less likely to run into some driver conflict.
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