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a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2013 4:50:08 AM

I have a Sapphire ATI HD4850 512MB card and a Sapphire AMD HD7970 GHz Edition cards in different systems and want to make a hybrid setup with a MSI 8600GT or 8800GT not sure which one though because I never used it before.
What exactly wil I be benefitted with?
Any speed improvements or speed degradations?
Where would I plug my DVI/HDMI cable, in the Radeon card or the GT card?
Since I cannot connect both of them together and the cord is coming out of only one card how exactly will the other card be used?

My main cards are the ATI/AMD cards in both systems.

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a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2013 5:24:12 AM

Hybrid system... do you mean you'll use them as PhysX cards??? cause both are going to be too weak and can't keep up... (and degrade the overall performance when paired with the 7970 ghz edition)

Even with the Hydra chip (some chip/system that allows you to mix gpus and combine performances...) you wouldn't see much of a improvement because those nvidia cards are so old..
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a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2013 5:42:28 AM

you won't get any visible performance bump with your hybrid pairing. Both the cards are too old to be of any good.
your 7870 is miles ahead of the 8800 even.
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a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2013 5:55:23 AM

So if I pair the nVidia card with the HD4850 will I notice any features/performance. A article I read said something about physx performance improvements
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a c 85 U Graphics card
January 2, 2013 6:00:52 AM

No. You have to have a mid range card to do that - it'll actually slow down your gaming otherwise.
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a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2013 7:10:27 AM

you can use the card as a phys x processor with the 4850...that would help a bit,but I don't think you will at all be able to make out the difference.
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a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2013 7:23:32 AM

I said I'll be using a HD 4850 isn't that low enough?
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a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2013 7:50:26 AM

yes indeed hd4850 is low enough...but still you wont practically be able to make out the difference...artificial benchmarking would yield high results though.
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a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2013 8:15:06 AM

I mean with physx. I know I won't see any performance boost not even in benchmarks because the cards are not connected.
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a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2013 8:39:00 AM

you will have some performance boost for sure...but a 5 fps increase isn't visible to human eye
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