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Can I mix a Maxwell card with a Fermi card in the same system? i.e. 970 for viewport and 580 for cuda , non-SLI ???

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I'm into 3D. So One card would drive the monitors i.e. 970 for viewport performance, and one would be used only for cuda calculations and GPU rendering.

So, is it possible? If so should I expect stability issues?

Appreciate and solid advice
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You should not have any stability issues, but I think if you run your cuda code on 970 you'll get much better result even while driving monitors. But of course it depends on what you'll be running.
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Okay, good to know.

well really its for gpu rendering rather than actual cuda calculations. It really cripples the viewport performance. Funny enough the old fermis are still really good for GPU rendering and I think a 580 gives nearly 80% the performance of a 970 for Vray-RT.

Considering how cheaply a 580 can be had these days its quite a deal.....If your PSU is up to it.
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By all means try it.
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i use my integrated graphics (2500K) for my GUI, and a 670 FTW (780 6GB in the mail biggrin.gif) for CUDA crunching.

from what i read on the 5** series, it's common for them to spit out a lot of errors with CUDA. i believe it's memory related. users under-clocking the memory seems to fix the problem.

personally i would get something less power hungry. also, isn't the VRAM size a factor? i know it is for Octane.
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Just to report back with my experience.

I did end up mixing a Quadro 4000 with a GTX 580. My main application was 3ds max and Vray.

I used the quadro for viewport and the 580 for CUDA, specifically real time rendering using Vray RT.

In the end I do believe it caused instability and errors. Specifically i would get the windows 'driver failure' problem, and the screen would blink and i would get a triangle warning in the sys-tray. Worst part is it would happen when i wasn't even using the GTX for Rt. It tend to happen while I was in the middle of a normal CPU render with vray. This would freeze 3ds max and ruin the render.

Moved to a single 970 and it hasent happened since.
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Not a good idea to mix quadro and geforce. So basically you asked one question and came back to report on different one.
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