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two different graphic cards in windows 7

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by cj1966, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. cj1966 New Member

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    hi all new too this forum . can anyone tell me how too run two different graphic cards in windows 7 :D
     
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    Are they both ATi or both nVidia, or a mix?
     
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    You want to merge their performance, get extra monitor outs or mix NVIDIA for physx and ATi for graphics ?
     
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    sorry forgot to say ati 4870x2 . nvidia 7900
     
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    They will not work together and the 7 series doesn't support PhysX, so there's no point in having the 7900 in your system.
     
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    You cannot
     
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    That's not what I read. Supposedly you can use both cards, but the latest nvidia drivers will disable physx if an ATI card is detected in the system.
     
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    but you can't sli or crossfire them, making the 7900 useless. If it could do physX (which it can't due to having a total different architecture), it would be useful (to a degree) but as it stands, you're best off selling the 7900 or giving it to someone in need of a card :(
     
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    thanks all for your help :)
     

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