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. austin557 December 4, 2012 9:08:31 PM there would be no increase in performance then? Related resources What happens with two graphics cards - Forum Two Graphics Cards/Two Monitors - Forum Two Graphics Cards , One for Compute - Forum Two power supplies to two graphics cards - Forum Can I run an these two Radeon graphics cards on my PSU? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Sunius a c 289 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. austin557 December 4, 2012 9:15:00 PM Would performance increase though? DarkSable a b 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. 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? austin557 December 4, 2012 9:27:14 PM Best answer selected by austin557. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWill I be able to fit two of these graphics cards in SLI? ForumCan a laptop have two graphics cards , one integrated and one dedicated? ForumWill my motherboard support two graphics cards ? ForumHow much power do I need for these two graphics cards ?? ForumRunning two different graphics cards ForumTwo Questions about graphics cards ForumDifference between these two graphics cards ? ForumJust in theory... two graphics cards non SLI non CFX ForumTwo Graphics Cards Three Monitors? ForumLooking for two graphics cards to run in Crossfire ForumCan keeping two same graphics cards to a computer gives 2x performance ForumCan I use two different graphics cards at the same time? ForumTwo 5850 graphics cards £175 + shipping ForumAsus 660ti DCU2 SLI, 680 DCU2 TOP or 7970 Matrix Forum[Solved] Two Graphics Cards Three Monitors? 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 !