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Mixing Nvidia & ATI graphics cards


Kerberos42
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I'm looking to add a second graphics card so I can support 3 or even 4 screens. This is purely for work stuff, (software development & some basic video editing for YouTube), so not for gaming or any intensive GPU stuff, and I don't care about Crossfire or SLI. I have an older Nvidia 8800 GTS, and someone is giving me some flavor of an ATI card. I have an Asus P8P67 Pro motherboard, so I have an extra PCIe 2.0 slot.

 

I know it can be hit and miss with mixed video cards, anyone tried something similar to this?

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What's that ATI card you're given? Chances are it supports three screens.

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I'm not sure which one it is, I'll have my paws on it on Thursday. My buddy pulled it out of his old machine that he ran 2 screens with, so not sure about a third. Here's hoping it does, then I won't have to worry about it.

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I simply dr0pped the Radeon HD 4800 into my second slot, loaded that catalyst driver, and it's working great. Except that I had a small issue that if the third monitor isn't actually plugged in, it won't work. Once I overcame that significant hurdle, I can now bask in triple 24" HD screen glory. I know, it not as high res as some, but its all I need for now until I can afford 3 4k displays, and a Titan X

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