0 Replies Latest reply on Jul 5, 2018 2:08 PM by giordi91

    AMD and Nvidia GPU in same system

    giordi91

      Good afternoon ppl!

      I am writing you because I am facing a peculiar situation, I am a senior graphics programmer, and mostly worked on Nvidia hardware for the majority of my career, (mostly due to having to use Cuda too).

      Now as a personal project I would like to study more AMD GPUs, for pure programming goals, not gaming, so I can disassemble my shaders and having fun optimizing for GCN.

      I was thinking to pick up a rx580 GPU and plug it into my existing system, I don't want to build a whole new system for that. I currently run a gtx1080 which would be my main drive, for both work and gaming.

      From the look of it, it seems I should be able to have both GPU in the system, I would like firstly to double check with you guys.

      Secondly, can I get away with one monitor only? Let me explain, what If I plug my gtx1080 with display port and my rx580 through HDMI on the same monitor when I need to do AMD stuff I just switch the monitor input, will windows just nicely

      start using whatever card is outputting at the screen?

       

      By googling I found some people that used it in a similar way but with two monitors and dragged the game on the monitor they wanted to use the card. As of now, I have a really nice single monitor, I would like to figure out if I will also need

      to buy a second monitor.

       

       

      Does anyone have any info on the matter?

       

      best regards.