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    dual GPU's


    OK....this may sound weird....I have 2 AMD HD GPU's...an XFX 6790 (primary) and Powercolor 4870 (shelved). Can I have both installed with out using crossfire? I have and extra PCIe slot...x 8 and I want to install it just to be able to connect 2 more monitors. I want to do this soley for the purpose of not having to go out and buy a few active display port adapters at $40 each....just be able to use what I have. Is this possible and would there be any conflicts have the 2 different branded AMD GPU's installed.

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    Manchester
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    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    No they have to be from the same family, ie 69xx 68xx etc
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    Simba
    no the cards only have to be the same family if running in crossfire mode.
    if all he wants to do is have 4 monitors 2 per card then just install the other card, install drivers
    then set up your extended desktop

    have a setup with 4 monitors running on my spare / test pc at the moment Win8.1 pro x64, Radeon 7950 and a Radeon 5750 no problems here.

    regards
    Aquatarkus
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    Thanks....I'll give it a shot.
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    Manchester
    Posts : 47
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by aquatarkus View Post
    Simba
    no the cards only have to be the same family if running in crossfire mode.
    if all he wants to do is have 4 monitors 2 per card then just install the other card, install drivers
    then set up your extended desktop

    have a setup with 4 monitors running on my spare / test pc at the moment Win8.1 pro x64, Radeon 7950 and a Radeon 5750 no problems here.

    regards
    Aquatarkus
    Guess I misread him, my bad.
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