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Multiple Different GPU's? (Not for gaming)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I guess I should start off with my system and what I'm doing.

Ryzen 5 2600X (no OC), MSI B450 Tomahawk motherboard, 16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz RAM (2x 8 GB), 500 GB Samsung 970 Evo (boot drive), 1 TB WD Blue (general storage), MSI Duke RTX 2070 8 GB (no OC)

I'm a student working with OpenCV (an open source computer vision library, see here: https://opencv.org/). You see, OpenCV has the ability to utilize the CUDA cores in your system (of course, given you have a NVIDIA GPU) to speed up operations from general image processing and operations on matrices to 3D vision among other things.

Now obviously my 2070 is plenty for my needs. The thing is that I have this 1060 3 GB card that's just lying around, which is still a descent card, yet I don't want to invest putting it in its own system. I was considering selling it, but I was just curious, would it be possible to throw it in my current system, and utilize the the extra CUDA cores it has? I understand I wouldn't be able to run these two cards in SLI. But would there be any way to configure the two cards in such a manner that I could utilize the extra CUDA cores from the 1060? Like I wouldn't want to use the card for extra video outputs or anything else really. Or is this not possible?

I mean, I figured that even if this was possible there wouldn't be that much a performance gain, it would just be interesting to try out.



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you can run them side by side, but not simaltaniously for one task

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Posted · Original PosterOP
17 hours ago, LukeSavenije said:

you can run them side by side, but not simaltaniously for one task

Yeah, I figured that would most likely be the case. 

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