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Mixing graphics cards for Visualise use

Question asked by Kevin Quigley on May 31, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 1, 2018 by Rich Fagioli

We don't use Visualise at all at the moment, as all out workstations run AMD Firepro W5100 graphics cards, which of course, have no CUDA cores. We do run Keyshot - which only uses the CPU - and it runs very well on both our Dell workstations (with 36 and 56 cores respectively) and V-Ray. But we do see the potential benefits of GPU or Hybrid rendering, so what I would like to know is has anyone tried mixing AMD and NVidia cards in the same workstation?

 

Essentially, what I want to try is retaining the AMD W5100 for general OpenGL display, and fitting an additional NVidia card for GPU rendering purposes. Whilst I would like to maybe go for a Quadro P4000, I can see that the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is cheaper, and has significantly more CUDA cores. Would Visualise pick up the fact that the GeForce card was installed and enable GPU rendering, which allowing the W5100 to drive the displays? Anyone tried this?

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