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ATI & Nividia question
11-27-2010, 10:10 PM,
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ATI & Nividia question
Hey all,

I have a question that the BF/CM deals got me thinking on.

I currently have an ATI card (MSI Hawk 5770) in my rig now, and with some of the Geforce cards going on sale, I was wondering if there was any advantages of having both a ATI and a Nividia running at the same time. Not in SLI, but independently.

More importantly, will they play nice, and supplement each other, or will it be a waste?




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11-28-2010, 01:48 AM,
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RE: ATI & Nividia question
As far as I know, you would need a motherboard with a 'lucid' chip in it to have those cards run in the same computer. Just plugging 2 cards into the motherboard doesn't mean they both will be getting used. I know the Crosshair IV Extreem has a lucid chip if you want to see what I am talking about.
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11-28-2010, 04:06 AM,
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RE: ATI & Nividia question
You can have a weaker Nvidia card dedicated for processing PhysX.
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11-28-2010, 04:24 AM,
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RE: ATI & Nividia question
I'm pretty sure that's impossible unless you have LucidHydra like Perrywinkle mentioned.
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11-28-2010, 05:05 AM,
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RE: ATI & Nividia question
I suggest reading this article from tomshardware: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvid...,2764.html
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11-28-2010, 10:55 AM,
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RE: ATI & Nividia question
(11-28-2010, 04:06 AM)Chungster Wrote: You can have a weaker Nvidia card dedicated for processing PhysX.

PhysX isn't really used in that many games though.
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11-28-2010, 01:15 PM,
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RE: ATI & Nividia question
(11-28-2010, 10:55 AM)Brian Wrote:
(11-28-2010, 04:06 AM)Chungster Wrote: You can have a weaker Nvidia card dedicated for processing PhysX.

PhysX isn't really used in that many games though.

Also, the weaker Nvidia card won't process PhysX if the main card is an AMD, unless you go through some hacking. Blame Nvidia for that.
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11-29-2010, 12:04 PM,
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RE: ATI & Nividia question
(11-28-2010, 01:15 PM)MathieuB Wrote:
(11-28-2010, 10:55 AM)Brian Wrote:
(11-28-2010, 04:06 AM)Chungster Wrote: You can have a weaker Nvidia card dedicated for processing PhysX.

PhysX isn't really used in that many games though.

Also, the weaker Nvidia card won't process PhysX if the main card is an AMD, unless you go through some hacking. Blame Nvidia for that.

I always wondered about this, and never could find a straight answer.

Thank you guys.
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