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Is it possible to use a nvidia and amd cards at the same time?

I just received a low profile amd gpu and had already owned a nvidia gpu (mid way). I will temporarily be using a single monitor and will be running it off of the nvidia card. Will it work?

btw the amd card is a radeon hd 5570 and the nvidia a gtx 650 card.
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  1. Yes, as long as the AMD and Nvidia drivers play nice together, shouldn't have any problems!
  2. Yes, common for an AMD user to grab an nVidia card to enable PhysX

    http://www.ngohq.com/graphic-cards/16223-nvidia-disables-physx-when-ati-card-is-present.html
  3. It will work. But why you need to add that radeon to your system? Is it to drive more monitors? Afaik 650 alone should be able to handle up to 4 monitor
  4. Swervingwall5 said:
    I just received a low profile amd gpu and had already owned a nvidia gpu (mid way). I will temporarily be using a single monitor and will be running it off of the nvidia card. Will it work?

    btw the amd card is a radeon hd 5570 and the nvidia a gtx 650 card.


    It will work with Windows 7 and Windows 8. It will not work with Windows Vista
  5. renz496 said:
    It will work. But why you need to add that radeon to your system? Is it to drive more monitors? Afaik 650 alone should be able to handle up to 4 monitor


    Well I'm talking performance wise, will it boost my performence?
  6. Best answer
    Swervingwall5 said:
    renz496 said:
    It will work. But why you need to add that radeon to your system? Is it to drive more monitors? Afaik 650 alone should be able to handle up to 4 monitor


    Well I'm talking performance wise, will it boost my performence?



    It will not. Usually radeon user add nvidia card to their system so they can turn on physx acceleration feature that can only be run using nvidia gpu albeit they need hacked geforce driver because nvidia intentionally block gpu accelerated physx being use in such way. For nvidia user there is no benefit to add radeon gpu into their system unless they want to use more monitor that their primary gpu can support
  7. renz496 said:
    Swervingwall5 said:
    renz496 said:
    It will work. But why you need to add that radeon to your system? Is it to drive more monitors? Afaik 650 alone should be able to handle up to 4 monitor


    Well I'm talking performance wise, will it boost my performence?



    It will not. Usually radeon user add nvidia card to their system so they can turn on physx acceleration feature that can only be run using nvidia gpu albeit they need hacked geforce driver because nvidia intentionally block gpu accelerated physx being use in such way. For nvidia user there is no benefit to add radeon gpu into their system unless they want to use more monitor that their primary gpu can support


    yes alright,
    I'm currenly a AMD user (6870) and I'm thinking about buying a Nvidia 660, can I use my AMD to enable for example TressFX for my Tomb Raider game ??
    By the way I'm using a triple monitor setup (2 monitors and 1 cloned TV) with my primary monitor and TV on my AMD and my secondary on my onboard intel hd graphics
    And does anybody has experience with a nvidia shield console in this kind of setup ??

    Thanks in advance,
    Dennis
  8. laandennis said:
    renz496 said:
    Swervingwall5 said:
    renz496 said:
    It will work. But why you need to add that radeon to your system? Is it to drive more monitors? Afaik 650 alone should be able to handle up to 4 monitor


    Well I'm talking performance wise, will it boost my performence?



    It will not. Usually radeon user add nvidia card to their system so they can turn on physx acceleration feature that can only be run using nvidia gpu albeit they need hacked geforce driver because nvidia intentionally block gpu accelerated physx being use in such way. For nvidia user there is no benefit to add radeon gpu into their system unless they want to use more monitor that their primary gpu can support


    yes alright,
    I'm currenly a AMD user (6870) and I'm thinking about buying a Nvidia 660, can I use my AMD to enable for example TressFX for my Tomb Raider game ??
    By the way I'm using a triple monitor setup (2 monitors and 1 cloned TV) with my primary monitor and TV on my AMD and my secondary on my onboard intel hd graphics
    And does anybody has experience with a nvidia shield console in this kind of setup ??

    Thanks in advance,
    Dennis


    tress FX did not need specific hardware to work. it is gpu accelerated but it will work on amd and nvidia graphic card.
  9. renz496 said:
    Swervingwall5 said:
    renz496 said:
    It will work. But why you need to add that radeon to your system? Is it to drive more monitors? Afaik 650 alone should be able to handle up to 4 monitor


    Well I'm talking performance wise, will it boost my performence?



    It will not. Usually radeon user add nvidia card to their system so they can turn on physx acceleration feature that can only be run using nvidia gpu albeit they need hacked geforce driver because nvidia intentionally block gpu accelerated physx being use in such way. For nvidia user there is no benefit to add radeon gpu into their system unless they want to use more monitor that their primary gpu can support


    Most AMD's cards are running better, it's just because games like ARMA are making there game for Nvidia, while the bigger games makes it for Both AMD and Nvidia
  10. renz496 said:
    Swervingwall5 said:
    renz496 said:
    It will work. But why you need to add that radeon to your system? Is it to drive more monitors? Afaik 650 alone should be able to handle up to 4 monitor


    Well I'm talking performance wise, will it boost my performence?



    It will not. Usually radeon user add nvidia card to their system so they can turn on physx acceleration feature that can only be run using nvidia gpu albeit they need hacked geforce driver because nvidia intentionally block gpu accelerated physx being use in such way. For nvidia user there is no benefit to add radeon gpu into their system unless they want to use more monitor that their primary gpu can support

    Hey, I'm currently using a gtx 750 on an amd motherboard, and would like to add a AXR9 285 to better my performance. If I can use both in tandem, then how can you tell if the physx acceleration feature if active, and if not how do you hack the drive?

    Also, how do you rig a amd and a nvida card together? Do you also have to upgrade your supply if you want to use both?
  11. ChosenUndead said:
    renz496 said:
    Swervingwall5 said:
    renz496 said:
    It will work. But why you need to add that radeon to your system? Is it to drive more monitors? Afaik 650 alone should be able to handle up to 4 monitor


    Well I'm talking performance wise, will it boost my performence?



    It will not. Usually radeon user add nvidia card to their system so they can turn on physx acceleration feature that can only be run using nvidia gpu albeit they need hacked geforce driver because nvidia intentionally block gpu accelerated physx being use in such way. For nvidia user there is no benefit to add radeon gpu into their system unless they want to use more monitor that their primary gpu can support

    Hey, I'm currently using a gtx 750 on an amd motherboard, and would like to add a AXR9 285 to better my performance. If I can use both in tandem, then how can you tell if the physx acceleration feature if active, and if not how do you hack the drive?


    it is something nvidia actively blocking in their drivers. so for games that have GPU PhysX effect the option will be disabled if you have AMD gpu installed in the system. physx core software were updated by nvidia from time to time. that's mean the hack drivers also need to be updated by the hacker. to be honest i don't know if the group doing the hack still active or not. it is much easier to get nvidia card rather then messing with unofficial stuff. anyway just get what ever card you want. gpu physx rarely used in games anyway. at best you're just going to miss few graphical stuff. it will not going to change how you're going to play the game.
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