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Can you run a ATI and a NVIDIA card together?

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Hi guys,

I have a Gigabyte 6850 and my friend wants to upgrade his graphics card.
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post #2 of 10
Yes, you can run both flavors of drivers in windows 7. There are people that run an ATI card with an nvidia card for physx, so I don't see why not.
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You can with a special mobo.

It's called Lucid Hydra I THINK.

Edit: ati and nvidia at the same time?
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yes, but you can only use 1 card to display at a time. physX can be used on Nvidia card
    
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No you cannot.
    
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post #6 of 10
Yes... depending on the context of "run" together.

Possible applications:
-run them in tandem using Lucid's cross-GPU technology
-run the AMD card as the main render output, and use the NVIDIA card for PhysX
-have both installed at the same time and run whichever one you have the drivers installed for.
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post #7 of 10
If you mean run both equally to gain double the performance, No.
If you want the Nvidia card to run as a PhysX processor, Yes.
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post #8 of 10
just hookup a crossfire bridge and try it? lol
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by LivingChampion;13184621 
If you mean run both equally to gain double the performance, No.
If you want the Nvidia card to run as a PhysX processor, Yes.

It won't exactly be double due to scalling issue, but you can run them together with Lucida Hydra driver. I know my motherboard supports that.
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post #10 of 10
in a sense you can. You can use the nvidia card for physx and the ati for display. that's pretty much it.
    
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