X570 Motherboard and 2 Video Cards (non-SLi)

RushFan

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I've been thinking of upgrading to a Ryzen 9 system. I currently run 2 video cards (RTX 3080 & GTX 1080) in my X99 + i7-6900K setup.

I have 3 monitors, and an HTC Vive, and a 4K TV.

The new 3080 is connected to the ultrawide central monitor and the Vive.
The 1080 connects to the 2 outside 1080p monitors and the 4K TV. The 4K TV is rarely used, but I like to have the capability.

I only game on the central monitor - never on any of the other screens (except the Vive, of course) - but the outside monitors are usually used for web browsing, YouTube, music, etc., while inside a game.

Will an X570 motherboard allow me to keep this type of configuration? I don't want to buy one and then find out I can't use the second video card like I currently do.

Thanks in advance.
 

Aegir

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Yeah, two video cards, one that goes to one gaming screen, and one that just connects to monitors for basic tasks, sounds like a fine plan.
I see no reason that wouldn't work. They're both Nvidia too, so it should be fully compatible without driver mixups.
 

RushFan

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Yeah, two video cards, one that goes to one gaming screen, and one that just connects to monitors for basic tasks, sounds like a fine plan.
I see no reason that wouldn't work. They're both Nvidia too, so it should be fully compatible without driver mixups.
Thanks. Now it's time to start plotting my purchases.
 

GotNoRice

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I ran a GTX 680 in conjunction with my 2080 RTX for a while. It worked fine.
 
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