View Full Version : nvidia and ati???
03-14-07, 02:17 PM
I was wondering if it's possible to run a Nvidia and a ATI in the same computer. Seeing as I couldn't get 1080P to work with a DVI to HDMI cable I thought about using an ATI card for HDMI. Not sure if this helps but my motherboard is a Abit AB9 QuadGT. I was looking at a ATI x1650 Pro (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814129076) Also if this would work does anyone have a link to help me set it up?
03-14-07, 02:23 PM
i forget, what vid card are you using currently?
i havent seen that particular card before, but i think i might like it...i just have a measly x300 128mb runnin in my HTPC now and have been thinking about upgrading
03-14-07, 02:29 PM
Right now I'm using a eVga 8800GTS. Looking for a card with HDMI,HDCP just for when I watch TV or movies from my computer. All game done will be off the 8800GTS.
03-14-07, 10:48 PM
I really don't think you can run 2 different brand video card w/in a machine....!!
03-14-07, 10:50 PM
sure you can if they both have the slots you need. If your board has two 16x PCIe slots it should run.
Now i have only run matrox + nvidia at the same time and it worked but it always worked.
03-14-07, 10:52 PM
Absoultely you can
I ran a 7600GS and a x1300 in my same computer
I like watching movies while im gaming :)
Dual 3d desktops rocks ;)
With the 8800 however is another story (I will not assume anything works with 8800 series). but last gen DEFINTELY.
(Then again I could also pull my nVidia card and put in the aTI card, install CCC and pull the ATI card and put in the nVidia card and never had a problem)
Driver Cleaner FTL :)
Oh yah... Just so you know
the 1650 card is NOT HDCP able either AFIAK there is No HDCP available card on the market... (ready yes, but not working) they all need a chip soldered to them to get HDCP working...although the x1600 card you are talking about (i think) is the only HDMI card I know of.. and its low profile too, perfect for HTPC :) Just need to change the bracket :)
03-14-07, 11:32 PM
Was also looking at a Asus and a MSI 7600GT with HDMI as well. Altho it seems kinda of funny as they all say they have HDCP.
03-15-07, 05:14 AM
Yah they all say that... but its not true :( They all mean that when HDCP is released it only requires a firware chip to be added to the card (at a premium no doubt) for it to be an HDCP card :(
Oh yah as to your orignal post.. I also asked about DX10 card running side by side with dx9 cards last month and no one gave me a definitive answer, I find it hard to believe that so few peopl here run differing video cards in the same system (heck I went SLI just to have dual 8x slots for two SEPERATE video cards :) )
(Hey, im a multi-mon freak, what can i say :) )
Glad to see that nVidia finally came out with an HDMI card though that 1600 has benn out since at least semptember last year, and possibly earlier...probably earlier cuz I had a antec case I sold in summer last year i was looking at making an HTPC out of... but ebayed instead...
EDIT: Oh yah now its the 1650... so.. i suppose that means its a new card as well... althoug hit aint ;)
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