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Dual Monitor/GPU/and Client Games FPS drop

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January 24, 2012 11:28:54 PM

Hey guys, I recently put 2 cards into my computer one for each screen. An old gtx 275 SOC and a gtx 560 SOC and im trying to play wow on one and swtor on the other but im having fps drops when i try both games on at once. I figured this would dedicate a gpu to each monitor and be fine...

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield
24 GB Corsair Vengeance RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 SOC + Gigabyte GTX 560 SOC
INTEL X25M 80GB SATA 3.0 Gen 2 2.5" SSD
Additional 1.5TB Storage Hardrive
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
January 24, 2012 11:37:25 PM

Putting two cards from a different numbers (eg. 2xx and 5xx) can cause compatibility issues since one card supports DX11 and the other cannot, so it is not recommended to use two totally different GPU together.

Your FPS drop may be these two issues :
1- Your computer only use 1 graphic card.
2- There is not enough CPU power.

Hope it helps! :) 
January 25, 2012 9:06:34 PM

oh i see, i heard the mb just isnt meant to split the load correctly also. and i think your right about it using only 1 card, is there a way to use both evenly?

sucks cause for some reason if i play wow/skyrim on the gtx560 it glitches, freezes and crashes, i can only play swtor on that card.
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January 25, 2012 10:55:45 PM

No, you can't since it isn't in SLI, so you should have better performances in games with only one graphic card than two different ones.
January 25, 2012 11:39:15 PM

ohh ok thanks :) 
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