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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

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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.
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December 4, 2012 9:08:31 PM

there would be no increase in performance then?
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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.
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December 4, 2012 9:15:00 PM

Would performance increase though?
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a c 87 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.
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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?
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December 4, 2012 9:27:14 PM

Best answer selected by austin557.
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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.
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