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Will using a second video card help performance (non crossfire sli)?

In my system I have a r7 250. I have an old HD 6450 just laying around asking to be used. i wonder if I install it will their be any improvements in gaming or if it will even be used at all.
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    It won't be used at all if you aren't putting them in CF. It will just be sitting there doing nothing.
  2. I don't even think it would be compatible.
    You say "non crossfire sli" in your title, two things;
    1: Crossfire and SLI are the same but different, one relating to nvidia, one relating to amd/ati.
    2: You can't just put another card in with no bridge and expect it to do anything but give you issues. (Unless R9 290/^ that crossfire through the pcie slots)

    TLDR;
    No i don't think it will work unless i am missing something to do with the cards being the same card in some way.
  3. hunter315 said:
    It won't be used at all if you aren't putting them in CF. It will just be sitting there doing nothing.


    Thank you very much, that is what i thought. I couldn't seem to find an answer anywhere else.
  4. Greybeard Croft said:
    I don't even think it would be compatible.
    You say "non crossfire sli" in your title, two things;
    1: Crossfire and SLI are the same but different, one relating to nvidia, one relating to amd/ati.
    2: You can't just put another card in with no bridge and expect it to do anything but give you issues. (Unless R9 290/^ that crossfire through the pcie slots)

    TLDR;
    No i don't think it will work unless i am missing something to do with the cards being the same card in some way.


    Yes I know they are different, I built this computer and I know a decent amount about them. thank you for your answer.
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