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Fuck you AMD!

Wanna use AMD and nvidia card in one system, AMD says no.
wanna use radeon 2600xt (uses legacy driver) and modern videocard in one system? AMD says no

AMD has the worst driver programmers I ever saw. To be able to have two different display drivers running in one system is just too hard for their small retarded minds. Every driver release gets worse. fuck you AMD!

Comments

  1. idioma
    May 12th, 2014 | 12:03 am

    Wow, that sucks. Is this also the case with OSx86 based systems? I know that just running multiple cards in any Mac or Hackintosh has been a bit tricky, and not quite plug-and-play even when it does work, but this seems like something that driver programmers should be able to at least make possible under Windows – especially a modern OS like Windows 8.

  2. Macwanabe
    May 12th, 2014 | 1:25 pm

    I am running both AMD(7950) and Nvidia (GTX 570) in same system with both windows and OSX, I have no issued working without problems. Just make sure Nvidia is in slot 1.

  3. Yolanda
    May 12th, 2014 | 10:11 pm

    I think it’s not a common case to use very old Radeon card and new one, especially new cards all support upto 3 displays, which is too enough for everyone, but who wants more displays, uses their system not in common way and can buy another modern Radeon card on cheap low end GPU.

  4. Shadowself
    May 13th, 2014 | 2:31 pm

    Yolanda, I agree.

    While I won’t get into the endless debate over the apparent quality of AMD drivers themselves (or the engineers who write them), I do agree that if you have a middle to high end, state of the art AMD video card and you need to run more monitors than it can handle, or run just one or two faster than it can alone, extremely few people are going to try to use an additional card that is two or more generations back. That customer base likely is so tiny that it makes the current O/S2 installed base look huge.

  5. Bansaku
    May 16th, 2014 | 12:43 am

    Lets not forget that AMD doesn’t even allow for a 2nd identical installed GPU to be used to output to a display without setting up application specific convoluted EyeFinity profiles.

  6. Gettoxp
    June 7th, 2014 | 10:22 pm

    Hi i have succesfully installed a physx hybrid system with windows 8 using the r9 290x as primary card and geforce gt 640 as secondary card also the gt640 is in the second pcie slot.
    i am also running osx mavericks and both cards are working fine accept the r9 290x doesn’t seem to have 3d accelerated graphics but 2d accelerated graphics is working fine.
    when i select the pcie 2 slot to first boot in bios i can use gt 640 in mac osx and play games without problem. also windows 8.1 with mediacenter doesn’t seem to mind. gpuz gives the info r9 200 series with nvidia physx and cuda and OpenCL 2 and direct compute 5 and i tested all of the functions are working fine. use ddu (display driver unninstaller)
    first install amd catalyst latest stable version. (beta doesn’t work due to instability issues.
    second download and run prehybride.exe.
    third install nvidia geforce driver 314.22
    fourth download and run hybridiz.exe and you will be able to use nvidia physx with radeon cards. you can download the files at: http://www.ngohq.com/graphic-cards/22136-how-to-fix-hybrid-physx-with-latest-physx-and-geforce-285-solved.html

  7. Tyric
    July 6th, 2014 | 10:50 am

    Netkas, так ты, оказывается, русскоязычный парень:)

  8. dalido
    July 12th, 2016 | 12:31 pm

    My MacPro3,1 has both a 2600 XT and a GTX 660ti installed. Running 10.10.5 and Windows (7 and 10).

    What DOESN’T work, however, is to mix two different generations of NVIDA cards on Windows. I tried the 660ti and a 9600 GT together, but the Windows drivers from NVIDIA could not work with both. I could not even get Windows to ignore one and only drive the other one – it would act up all the time with errors. I had to remove the 9600 and install the ATI card again.

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