Hølland601 Mar 27 @ 9:25pm
Dual gpu on same board?
Hi, I have a gtx 550 ti and an amd radeon HD 5970, I was wondering if I could have both of them on the same motherobard and alternate between them when playing different games. for some reason the 550ti does a better job at playing minecraft at 200 fps and smaller games like that while the 5970 is better for some reason at playing more hardcore games like skyrim on ultra with an emb or jc2 on the highest settings at 100 fps.... I have a antec 25 650 watt psu and If I actually could have both of them in my computer to use for different games, how would I do this? Also I have all the connections to do this.
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_I_ Mar 27 @ 9:48pm 
the 5970 is a stronger card, but its also high wattage (280w+) and older

imho, sell them and buy a better single card
550ti shoud go for around $40-50
5970 is the highest 5000 series card, but its a dual gpu card
will not be good with games that dont support crossfire

if you can get a gtx760 or r9 270 you will be better than both of those
HBZK100 Mar 28 @ 8:35am 
http://youtu.be/YqkI7bOfRkA

Skim through this link, even though it is talking primarialy about sli and crossfire, he tells you how to switch between a nvidia card and a amd one.
Hølland601 Mar 28 @ 8:31pm 
Originally posted by _I_:
the 5970 is a stronger card, but its also high wattage (280w+) and older

imho, sell them and buy a better single card
550ti shoud go for around $40-50
5970 is the highest 5000 series card, but its a dual gpu card
will not be good with games that dont support crossfire

if you can get a gtx760 or r9 270 you will be better than both of those

No i didn't mean crossfire or sli , I meant like you know how some laptops have 2 gpu's in them and you can enable which one you want active for whatever you are doing. could I do that with my mobo? i have 2 spots for gpu. So could i do that? I don't mean sli or crossfire.
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HBZK100 Mar 28 @ 9:27pm 
Laptops are designed specifically for gpu switching. Just like Linus said in the video, just connect two display cables (like dvi or vga) and connect one end of both cables to the monitor, then connect the two other ends to each video card. I tried this once and it worked, but never figured out how to turn off one of the cards completely to save power.
_I_ Mar 28 @ 11:18pm 
laptops with dual gpus, use both of them when gaming
ex. intel with nvida, the nvidia gpu writes the output buffer to thte intel gpu to be displayed

there was some software to do that for amd/nvidia desktop setups, but your still better off with a single better card

it doesnt take alot to beat the 550ti
and the amd 5970 will not be good on games that dont support crossfire
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