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AMD FX-8350 w/Galaxy Nvidia GTX-660 Graphics: Want to add a dedicated gpu/physics card to assist the AMD CPU.

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
December 27, 2013 12:40:07 PM

QUESTION: Should I run an AMD FirePro, NVIDIA Quadro, or NVIDIA Telsa to assist the AMD CPU?

I have an AMD FX-8350 CPU with a Galaxy NVIDIA GTX-660 GPU: I am wanting to add a dedicated GPU card to assist the AMD CPU during heavy loads. I run Solid Works, Sony Vegas for video, Sony Sound Forge & Specra Layers for audio, Adobe Photo Shop, Illustrator, and InDesign for publications, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and also play games when I can.

I need a precise answer on which route to go while continuing to use the GTX-660 for graphics. My MOBO is the newer ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 which supports both AMD and NVIDIA GPU's. However, I have heard that NVIDIA will disable the CUDA/Physics if it detects an AMD GPU on the same board- (a negative for gaming). I have also heard that AMD Workstation cards are better at assisting the CPU with rendering HD video, as well as other precision calculations- (a positive for Sony and SolidWorks. Also, the CPU is an AMD so I wasn't sure if AMD to AMD is best.

WITH ALL THAT BEING SAID: Should I run an AMD FirePro, NVIDIA Quadro, or NVIDIA Telsa to assist the AMD CPU?

Other Specs: 1200 Watt Power Supply, DRAM 16GB @ 2133Mhz, Corsair GS SSD, Windows 7 64bit, PCIe interface is 2.0 @ 16X.

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December 27, 2013 12:50:54 PM

CORRECTION: Nvidia Tesla not Telsa.