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Can I run Quadro Card and GeForce card on one motherboard?

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Greetings,

I have a life altering dilemma.

I do alot of tasks that require the use of Quadro video cards like Visual Effects, video editing, etc. But occasionally, I like to do some gaming. And right now, the quadro card I have is not cutting it for gaming. I understand why, and am very aware of the differences between what the 2 cards are supposed to do.

I would like to get the new Kepler GeForce card for doing games n such, but I still need to use the quadro card. Is it possible to use the 2 cards on one motherboard where you would have the 2 drivers (one for each card)?

I dont plan on doing any SLI at all.


Thanks for the help!
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Sure.
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HD 7970 has aa great GPGPU performance over kepler I`d see which is stronger ur quadro or...
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HD 7970 has aa great GPGPU performance over kepler I`d see which is stronger ur quadro or...
It's not just about raw performance. Nvidia driver support is better.
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Quadro cards barely provide any benefit in video editing.
They were meant for 3D and CAD software.

I think the better choice would be to buy a gaming card and just upgrade your cpu it a 3930K
its 25% faster than the 2600k in adobe premiere http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-3930k-3820-test-benchmark,3090-14.html
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OP, video editing is based on your CPU - not GPU. Also, the only difference between a quadro card and a geforce is driver support. Unless you work for a company that isn't supplying you with a workstation computer and requires you to buy a quadro card, I would just get a geforce.
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

Quadro cards barely provide any benefit in video editing.
They were meant for 3D and CAD software.
I think the better choice would be to buy a gaming card and just upgrade your cpu it a 3930K
its 25% faster than the 2600k in adobe premiere http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-3930k-3820-test-benchmark,3090-14.html

This. Used quadros extensively at school and in SHSM. Maybe a 5% benefit in video editing. (So good in cad though omg I'm glad I have a set)
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