Two video cards for 3DS Max - Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: November 6, 2012 8:04 PM in Graphics & Displays Share andreysc7 November 6, 2012 5:47:29 PM Hi guys, I just build my new 1-2 weeks ago and these are the parts that have : CPU : 2x Intel Xeon E5-2665 CPU Coolers : 2x Zalman CNPS12X GPU : 2x Nvidia Quadro 4000 Memory : Geil Evo Corsa 64GB Ram Motherboard : EVGA SR-X HDD : Seagate Barracuda 3TB SSD : Crucial SSD M4 256GB I am not a tech guy and this is why I am asking : I heard that Quadro 4000 does not support SLI bridge and I would like to know if both video cards are running automatically in 3DS Max or I need to make some settings and assign them ? More about : video cards 3ds max k1114 a c 154 U Graphics card November 6, 2012 7:31:50 PM The quadro 4000 does not support sli so only 1 will be used in max. There is no way to make both run on one instance. andreysc7 November 6, 2012 7:32:05 PM So, its useless to have 2 Quadro 4000 ? Related resources ~$2500 Workstation - 3ds Max , Video Editing, Digital Art - Forum 3ds Max & Maya Render Machine - Forum Full & best spec for 3ds studio max - Forum Build a computer for after effects, 3ds max , w intel core i7 980x - Forum Building 3ds max computer-questions - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer andreysc7 November 6, 2012 7:34:08 PM I cannot modify the previous post so I will ask here :" Even when its rendering , 3ds max will use only one video card ?" k1114 a c 154 U Graphics card November 6, 2012 7:37:55 PM Iray and some other gpu accelerated renderers can make use of both gpus without sli. But the viewports will only use one. You should make sure whatever renderer you're using can. andreysc7 November 6, 2012 7:55:53 PM Do you think that Vray can use 2 video cards ? k1114 a c 154 U Graphics card November 6, 2012 8:03:16 PM Yes vray supports multiple cards without sli. andreysc7 November 6, 2012 8:04:15 PM Thank you very much for your answers Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forum$2000-2500 first build for 3ds Max , Maya, Rhino ForumWorkstation specs purely for 3ds Max rendering ForumSystem configuration for 3d modeling/rendering (Revit, 3ds Max ) ForumBuilding My First Cyberpower Custom PC for 3DS Max + Gaming ForumSapphire 100225L Radeon HD 3870 and 3ds max 9. Forum3ds Max - Quadro 4000 vs GTX660/660ti ForumBest PC to run 3DS Max and Realflow FAST and Efficiently ForumPC configuration for 3ds max /rendering ForumWill a PCIe 3.0 card work in a PCIe x16 slot? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !