Solved Two graphics cards? Tags: Graphics Cards Power Graphics Last response: December 4, 2012 9:42 PM in Graphics & Displays Share austin557 December 4, 2012 9:03:53 PM I have a nvidia geforce gt 610 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... and a Radeon Hd 6570 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... i have a 600 watt psu and I have been reading that graphics cards dont draw as much power as they say they do. i was wondering if i could put both graphics cards in my pc at the same time with out power problems? My build ASUS 970 AM3+ AMD FX-6300 Processor 3.6 gh 6 cores 8gb ram 600 watt psu More about : graphics cards Best solution memadmax a b U Graphics card December 4, 2012 9:07:24 PM Yes you can run them. But they won't share resources/load like ATI crossfire does for example. You will just have a multimonitor setup. Share austin557 December 4, 2012 9:08:31 PM there would be no increase in performance then? m 0 l Related resources What's the difference between these two graphics cards? - Forum Two different graphics cards 3 monitors and a tv - Forum Difference between these two Graphics cards? - Forum A place to compare these two graphics cards? - Forum Debating between two graphics cards - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Sunius a c 291 U Graphics card December 4, 2012 9:11:27 PM Easily. Though, they do draw as much power as they say. As said here, GT 610 draws up to 29 watts: http://www.geforce.co.uk/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-... And HD 6570 draws up to 44 watts. So yea, your power supply unit will be able to cope with it without any problems. m 0 l austin557 December 4, 2012 9:15:00 PM Would performance increase though? m 0 l DarkSable a c 90 U Graphics card December 4, 2012 9:18:51 PM No, it wouldn't. In order to increase performance with Crossfire / SLI, they have to be the same card... even being made by the same designer would be a start. Of course you can't make an Nvidia and an AMD card play nicely with each other. m 0 l austin557 December 4, 2012 9:21:38 PM DarkSable said:No, it wouldn't. In order to increase performance with Crossfire / SLI, they have to be the same card... even being made by the same designer would be a start. Of course you can't make an Nvidia and an AMD card play nicely with each other. ok thanks! i had the nvidia left over from a recent computer and my new mobo supports two graphics cards so i thought why not? m 0 l austin557 December 4, 2012 9:27:14 PM Best answer selected by austin557. m 0 l jtenorj a b U Graphics card December 4, 2012 9:42:05 PM You could use the radeon as the primary graphics card and the geforce as a dedicated physx card, but that takes special drivers and can be glitchy. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow to these two graphics cards compare to each other? Forum SolvedCan you use two graphics cards with no SLI/Xfire? Forum SolvedMy two graphics cards can't handle ultra? Forum SolvedRunning two graphics cards with the same GPU without SLI Forum SolvedAre these two graphics cards the same or different? Forum SolvedWhat is the difference between these two graphics cards Forum SolvedTwo Graphics cards one for gaming one for rendering, possible? How? Forum SolvedCan i dual run my two graphics cards at once intel(R) 3000 and NIVIDIA GeForce GTX460? Forum SolvedRunning 3 displays with two graphics cards. Forum SolvedRunning 3 displays with two graphics cards. Forum SolvedRunning 3 displays with two graphics cards. Forum SolvedPowering two graphics cards Forum SolvedCan you crossfire two slightly different graphics cards? Forum SolvedWhich of these two graphics cards should I purchase? Forum SolvedTwo different graphics cards for two monitors Forum 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 !