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Say you were building a gaming pc with 2 different graphic cards, could you use a powerful one as your main graphics card then use a less powerful one to help run the game smoother with Nvidia control panel? ie the main gpu is something like a 1080ti and the not so powerful one is like a 1060ti. Would that work if that makes sense?

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No, that used to be a thing with PhysX many generations ago but that's long dead.

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I don’t think it’s currently possible. I believe the way it currently works is that each cpu renders 50% of the frames, which is why you need two identical cards. I’ve often wondered why I can’t have my integrated graphics handle something like anti aliasing or shadows. I know it’s not powerful, but it seems a waste that it’s just there not doing anything.

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Okay then would it better to get 2 of the same graphic cards in SLI?

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Just now, Goku1814 said:

Okay then would it better to get 2 of the same graphic cards in SLI?

Just like physx that would allow some performance boost in physx games sli is also as good as dead now. So pretty much get the strongest single gpu you can afford and that's about as good as it gets nowadays.

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1 minute ago, Goku1814 said:

Okay then would it better to get 2 of the same graphic cards in SLI?

No. SLi is dead. literally no games support it. the few games that does support it usually run worse with 2x gpu's

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