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Quadro FX and gaming card in same system

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November 14, 2009 11:31:15 PM

Im planning on building a home system. I want to play games on it, but I also want to occasionally edit video and build comps in nuke and combustion. I was going to put a Quadro FX 580 in it, but I dont think that will be suffecient to play some of the more intensive games.

I was wondering if I could install something like a GeForce GTX as my main graphics card, and switch over to the Quadro FX when I wanna run OPEN GL heavy stuff.

Or maybe the Quadro FX 580 can hold its own in games?

Any thoughts?
a b Î Nvidia
November 15, 2009 12:05:55 AM

You have to make a hard choice but I would go with a gtx due to budget and gaming performance unless you can afford a higher end quadro than the one you put up. The 580 is weak so what do you think of a quadro fx 5800?
November 15, 2009 12:32:01 AM

nforce4max said:
The 580 is weak so what do you think of a quadro fx 5800?



Hmm, well... I think its about $2.5k outside of my budget.

But, that doesn't really answer my original question. I was curious to know if you could have two video cards installed on the same system, and just switch between the two at will.
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November 23, 2009 8:32:38 AM

has no one put two different graphics cards in the same system before?
a b Î Nvidia
November 23, 2009 10:29:52 AM

AdrenalStimuli said:
has no one put two different graphics cards in the same system before?


Sure turn the system off and swap the cards around. Very few games and apps allow you to select a gpu either than the default primary.
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