Classically professional CAD designers, whom also game on the same rig, have had to choose between Workstation & Gaming cards for builds.
I game and do CAD work.
Currently I have gotten by using NVidia gaming gpus as they are the only gaming vid card architecture that also can handle CAD programs ( minus all eye candy in said programs). ATI gaming gpus even 2 in crossfire just doesn't run CAD.
Ok, my question comes from what I've heard about but have not been able to verify:
LucidLogix can run multiple cards of any type on certain mobos with their "universal GPU virtualization."
You can mix and match brands and models. www.lucidlogix.com
Does this also work for a work station GPU & Gaming GPU combined on same motherboard?
Is there any way to have a workstation vid card and gaming vid card in the same system?
The roughest solution I know of is having both cards....when I need CAD pop in the Quadro and install it's drivers.....then if I want to game...take out quadro, add GTX, uninstall Quadro driver and then install GTX driver.
This day and age has got to have a better all in one solution.