Question

graphic card

Hello.
I have intel i5 6400 and i want the best graphic card for this cpu. I was looking for gtx 1050ti.
But i have one graphic card installed in computer ( nvida quadro p600) and I want to have 2 graphic cards in computer beacuse quadro is not good for games. Can i have 2 graphic cards in one computer? Which graphic card would you take with i5 6400?
Thanks for answers Happy

Discussion is locked
Answer
Follow
Reply to: graphic card
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: graphic card
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
Answer
Odd.

I've never heard that more than one GPU is bad for games. But hey, if you are looking for that last frame per second, yes.

The 1050 Ti is my go to card for entry level good gaming on 1080p and 60Hz monitors. Games do run pretty well but new to this gamers are upset they have to pull back on settings.

- Collapse -
rx580

So it is possible to run 2 graphic cards at the same time?
Would be RX 580 a lot better than 1050ti?
Which would you choose to go with? ( 1050ti for less money or RX 580 for more money)

- Collapse -
1. Yes.

But your concern was about the effect on the games. If the CPU is current say quad core i5-2500 or better which was known to be able to push a trio of GPUs then it's OK.

But again if you feel that a 1 frame per second loss is unacceptable then no.

2. Let's find out. I'm reading https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1050-Ti-vs-AMD-RX-580/3649vs3923 and yes the 580 wins.

3. Depends on the monitor and budget. For 1080p 60Hz the 1050 Ti is fine with a little work on the settings. If the budget allows my nod for 1080p 60Hz is the 1060.

- Collapse -
a

I have one question.
RX 580 is AMD. I have intel cpu. will it work thogether?

- Collapse -
99% of the time.

Sure there will be the odd machine that it won't but there has never been a requirement for the make of the CPU to matter. I'm sure there is some misinformation out there on this.

- Collapse -
b

But why are then motherboards for intel and motherboards for amd.

- Collapse -
Because the CPUs from either

Don't have the same packaging, pin out and more. When we get past all that there are standards for the motherboard slots. So PCIe cards are expected to work in PCIe slots and do i99.999% of the time.

This does confuse folk new to PCs or other computers.

Another common misconception is the RAM used by the GPU never had to match what the CPU uses.

- Collapse -
c

okey. Thank you very much.
I have the last question.
If you had to choose between these two, which would you choose:
1. Asus Dual GeForce GTX 1060 OC (litle more expensive)
2. Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WindForce 2X OC 6GB

- Collapse -
Good choices.

To pick one or the other I would be on the web. Maybe tomshardware to see if they compared these two. In most cases they perform nearly the same.

One point that sometimes seals the deal is the warranty duration.

- Collapse -
a

okey. Really thank you for your answers and for your time Happy

CNET Forums