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#1 jimmyjammyhammertine

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:37 AM

Hi, long time listener first time caller here.. have a bit of a dilemma here, I acquired a well used Nvidia K4000 graphics card from a scrapped HP z400 here in work (long story) and hoped to add it to my HP z800 t home, which also has a K4000 running, I'd hoped to SLI the two but now I know the cards don't support SLI, despite having the connections (?). I was wondering is there any benefit of having the two running in my system if they're not linked? I'm running After Effects 2017 and Cinema 4d 18 with built in renderers. I'm not really up to speed on the computational thing when it comes to rendering.

 



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:30 PM

SLI is for games. Never use it in a graphics computer.

Some software can use more than one video card, although I don't think C4D standard rendering or After Effects do.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:29 AM

Cinema R19 might be able to use both cards, with its new GPU render engine (standard and physical renderer are CPU only, viewport won't be accelerated) . After Effects won't.






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