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Two graphics cards?

I have a nvidia geforce gt 610 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2898919
and a Radeon Hd 6570 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3673657&CatId=7005
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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  1. Best answer
    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.
  2. there would be no increase in performance then?
  3. 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-gt-610/specifications

    And HD 6570 draws up to 44 watts. So yea, your power supply unit will be able to cope with it without any problems.
  4. Would performance increase though?
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. Best answer selected by austin557.
  8. 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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