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Workstation card and Gaming card

So I have a K4000 and a gtx 780. I want to use both of them but each one only for specific applications, like video work After Effects, Cinema4D the K4000, any games uses the 780. (I know they can't be sli'd, not trying to do that.)

What is the best way for me to do this? just switch the inputs on my monitors when I want to change cards?

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    If you only have one monitor then yes that is what you will have to do. If you have multiple you can just change which monitor is primary in windows and have that one connected to whichever card you want it to use.
  2. k1114 said:
    If you only have one monitor then yes that is what you will have to do. If you have multiple you can just change which monitor is primary in windows and have that one connected to whichever card you want it to use.


    thanks I'll give a try and let you know how it goes, do you think I will have any issues with drivers that I should look out for since they are both Nvidia cards?
  3. If you have windows 7 or 8, then you could even have amd, nvidia, and intel all running at the same time and shouldn't have issues.
  4. k1114 said:
    If you have windows 7 or 8, then you could even have amd, nvidia, and intel all running at the same time and shouldn't have issues.



    I'm planning to build a new pc, So I haven't figured out the motherboard yet, for the Graphics
    I'm planning to buy AMD FirePro W5100 & AMD Radeon R9 285.
    So If I buy a monitor with HDMI & DisplayPort Inputs and connect the Firepro with DP & Radeon with HDMI, & I can change the input in monitor, Will this setup workout ?
    So while using 3D softwares I can use Firepro & while playing games I can use Radeon.
    Power consumptions are not an issue.
    I use 3d softwares (solidworks, zbrush, modo, sketchup, keyshot, maxwell, etc...) & equally play games.
  5. I have seen people do that but it works on some monitors and not on others. There are a couple things that cause it. Some monitors will not read other inputs if one of the others are in use. Also when monitors are off, they still send a signal, windows see's it and things get confused when 2 gpus are reading the same monitor.
  6. k1114 said:
    I have seen people do that but it works on some monitors and not on others. There are a couple things that cause it. Some monitors will not read other inputs if one of the others are in use. Also when monitors are off, they still send a signal, windows see's it and things get confused when 2 gpus are reading the same monitor.


    Hi I'm planning to buy this monitor : AOC 23inch IPS LED Monitor (i2369VM)
    It has a HDMI & DisplayPort.
    & If necessary, I'll unplug one cable out. other than this
    Is there any problem if I opt for this setup ?
    I can't afford two monitors/ two pc's.
  7. I can't tell you if changing input will work but unplugging will.
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