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2nd GPu for other monitors

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it won't increase FPS. Given you have a 2080 you already have the hardware onboard and games can't use it.

Hi guys,

 

so I was wondering if having a 2nd GPU for only Display out to my 2nd monitor, where I sometimes watch Youtube while gaming, would increase my FPS since the 2nd GPU would *maybe* handle the hardware encoding.

 

Alternatively I thought of buying a 2nd better GPU to handle NVENC encoding for streaming.

Does anyone have experience with one of those things?

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it won't increase FPS. Given you have a 2080 you already have the hardware onboard and games can't use it.

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I have 4 monitors and having them all has no (or almost no) effect on gaming. :) Try using a program like MSI Afterburner to see if you can find any differences in utilisation when you have just one monitor plugged in, versus two. :)

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Just now, GDRRiley said:

it won't increase FPS. Given you have a 2080 you already have the hardware onboard and games can't use it.

Ah, so the video decode does not use the same resources as gaming?

I did not know that, thank you!

My Gaming PC:
Zotac RTX 3090 AMP (+750 mem +200 core. Not the best, but was MSRP. Plan on watercooling later)
i9 9900KF 5GHz 1.31V LLC6 - NZXT x72
G.Skill Trident Z @3450MHz 32GB CL15 (3466 and 3200 mixed CL16) OC
Asus Maximus X Hero

4TB Samsung NVme Storage for Windows, Games and Programs

Seagate Backup Plus 8TB (Shadowplay and Backups)
Corsair RM-850X

Lian Li O11Dynamic
MSI Optix MAG274QRFDE-QD / ASUS ROG SWIFT PG258Q  240hz, BenQ ZOWIE XL2720 144hz, Acer S242HLDBID 60hz

Logitech G Pro Wireless Superlight
Hyper X Alloy Origins Core (Reds)

 

My Silent Multimedia PC:

i7 8700k delid (4.8Ghz, 1.35V) - Noctua NH-D15

Asus Strix RTX 2080 OC (Undervolt)

G.Skill Trident Z 3200MHz 16GB

Gigabyte Z390 UD (cheap but does the job)

Crucial P1 M.2 NVME 1TB (Games) + Kingston A400 240GB (Windows) + 480GB (Programs)

Corsair RM-650

Be Quiet Silent Base 601 with 2x 140mm Noctua exhaust

Samsung Q60R (4k 60hz for Windows, 1440p 120hz Freesync for gaming)

Logitech G Pro Wireless

Ducky One 2 TKL (Silver/Blue)

 

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Asus Zephyrus G14 Top Spec 120hz

 

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Just now, Noah0302 said:

Ah, so the video decode does not use the same resources as gaming?

I did not know that, thank you!

nope it is a special part of the silicon.

Good luck, Have fun, Build PC, and have a last gen console for use once a year. I should answer most of the time between 9 to 3 PST

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Skunkworks: R5 3500U, 16gb, 250, 500gb Adata XPG 6000 lite, Vega 8. HP probook G455R G6 Ubuntu 20. LTS

Condor (MC server): 6600K, z170m plus, 16gb corsair vengeance LPX, samsung 750 evo, EVGA BR 450.

Spirt  (NAS) ASUS Z9PR-D12, 2x E5 2620V2, 8x4gb, 24 3tb HDD. F80 800gb cache, trueNAS, 2x12disk raid Z3 stripped

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