is it possible to run 2 totally different graphics cards?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic' started by moosedks, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. moosedks

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    Nov 4, 2012
    i have an 8400 gs in my computer but i want to run a 3rd monitor (not all the time, just when i want to do blender stuff.) and i also have an old fx 5200 ( not likely to work) pci car and an old radeon pci-e (really not likely to work) card of some sort. Is it possible to run them side by side? I would think i'd need identicle cards but I don't want to dump any money into my computer. Just to clarify I don't expect any kind of performance increase just another monitor.
    #1 moosedks, Jul 5, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2013
  2. metalmuncher

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    Aug 6, 2012
    Yes, you can run extra monitors from another completely different card. I haven't tried it, but I have seen it done many times.
  3. Kamil_

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    Mar 17, 2013
    Yes, thats how I have my two screens working.

    Running a HD6950 and a 8600GT btw.

    The only thing you can't do is play with Eyefinity/Tri-screen thing.
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