My original post was deleted but I am still waiting for an opinion at least. It came to me today as I realized that I need
a professional graphics card. I was wondering: could I buy a Crosshair IV Extreme which has a Lucid chip and buy an Ati V4800 which is cheap and pair that with my 5970? I know my gaming cards have the horsepower but they don't react to CAD applications because of the drivers. So I was wondering if you know if the Lucid Hydra chip can bypass that whole driver issue thing...
I hope I've made myself pretty clear and I really hope some of you have some answers.
PS: If this doesn't work I could really use some suggestions for a graphics card for CAD and Maya.
I would REALLY doubt that it would be possible to make a radeon card work like a firepro. AMD makes the drivers ONLY for firepros; that's why they're more expensive. If you hack it to make it work, it's stealing. Why don't you just use the v4800 for cad and the 5970 for gaming?
That's why I was wondering about the Lucid chip. Maybe it can trick the radeon card into working together with the firepro card. I know it's a very long shot but wouldn't it be cool to actually work, even if a very small percentage of the radeon would be put to work.