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I do a lot of CAD and a lot of gaming and I was wondering that if i have both a geforce (660 ftw) and a quadro (600) on my motherboard would this improve the performance?
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get a TITAN! biggrin.gif

just kidding.

i would say that you would be better served to spend the ~$150 towards getting a 670 instead since the quadro 600 is an entry level workstation card.
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Titan would be a very good option if you're willing to pay for it, it's compute performance is pretty insane as well as the gaming performance. Other options are to get a 500 series card (the GTX 580 is the best compute card after the Titan because the 600 series is gimped) or do what you suggested and buy two separate cards.
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i think you'll find this a good and somewhat surprising read:
AutoDesk AutoCAD 2013 GPU Acceleration


pssst . .forget the low end quadro. if you don't mind a few fps performance hit; you can modify the inf file to install the quardo drivers. some folks claim it makes the colors better when gaming . . . they did seem a bit more vibrant but is could have been a placebo.
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If the extent of cad work you do is up to 3d wire-frame, then a gaming card is all you need. The gaming card can still perform 3d rendering (maya. 3d studio max, accurender, etc.) but just not as efficient as a workstation card.



I had spent some time Googling your thread title and found an interesting thread smile.gif Check out this thread from this forum...Is it possible to run Quadro and GeForce on the same system?
The solution suggested in this thread might be the answer you're looking for.
I'm gonna have to l@@k into this myself wink.gif
Edited by drBlahMan - 3/16/13 at 4:59pm
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I personally just bought a quadro FX4500 to pair up with my GTX570 for 3Ds MAX i have had my 570 +3570k for a while and was wondering why it was rendering soooooooooo ssslllllooooooowwwwww. then i noticed, autodesk can not use geforce or radeon cards to render, at all! so i just 30 minnutes ago after rendering out a 5 second movie for 56 hrs bought myself a use quadro FX4500 for $44 + shipping. merry easter to me, hope this might help if you still need info.
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