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 Post subject: Running two different video cards
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:51 pm 
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I don't know if this is possible, but I was wondering it is possible to run Radeon (either an x800 or x1600) card in one slot and a FireGL (v3100) in the other. I want to use this computer for both gaming and CADD. I have read that the FireGL is designed for CADD and 3D programs and that the Radeon cards are designed for gamers and their framerates. I would be running two seperate monitors.


Much thanks in advance for putting up with my noobish question.


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In principle there is no reason you should have any problem with this kind of set-up.

From a silent perspective it is even a good idea. A low power card for everyday usage. A gaming card for playing once in a while.

I am doing this myself on a couple of PCs with :
- PC #1 : a good old passive 64Mo PCI Quadro NVS card,
- #2 : a even older 4Mo PCI Matrox Millenium.
Both of them passive and consuming virtually nothing.
And more than enough for anything but gaming.


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sweet, this is good know know. thank you for the information.


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Note also that if you are a casual CAD/CAM & 3D user the FireGL will probably be quite an overkill.


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