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Hey, I wanted to know whether I can use 2 graphics cards at once in a computer.

Can I use one graphics card (1050ti) for the monitor and the other one (say 2060) for playing games and other graphic intensive tasks?

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To run more than one NVIDIA card in a system together it has to support SLI. They also have to be the same card. Neither of those card support SLI.

However you could run the 2 cards separately. Only one will be able to be the display out I believe, but you could mine off one card and game off one, or render something from one card and game on the other. Essentially one card can be using its processing power for something that doesn't require display out, while the other is being used for monitors. Someone correct me if I am wrong?

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37 minutes ago, mr fobs said:

Essentially one card can be using its processing power for something that doesn't require display out, while the other is being used for monitors. Someone correct me if I am wrong?

I believe its technically possible to use one card as a pass through for the other one.

LTT had a video a while ago where they used a mining GPU(one without a display output) to game using the motherboard HDMI as the pass through output.

But I dont know if it will work with two discrete GPUs

 

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1 hour ago, showkali said:

Hey, I wanted to know whether I can use 2 graphics cards at once in a computer.

Can I use one graphics card (1050ti) for the monitor and the other one (say 2060) for playing games and other graphic intensive tasks?

yes, but you wont gain anything, only gettign higher power bill

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2 hours ago, mr fobs said:

To run more than one NVIDIA card in a system together it has to support SLI

What? No.

I'm running 2 NVidia graphics cards not in SLI right now - a GTX 690 and a GTX 650 Ti BOOST. They aren't in SLI but they run just fine.

 

Though, OP, sort of.

It's kind of possible by hooking up a monitor to each GPU, and then dragging the GPU-intensive tasks to their respective monitors, but it's a kludgy solution and doesn't always work.

 

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1 minute ago, FakeKGB said:

What? No.

I'm running 2 NVidia graphics cards not in SLI right now - a GTX 690 and a GTX 650 Ti BOOST. They aren't in SLI but they run just fine.

 

 

I ment to run them in SLI sorry

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