I have a workstation with Nvidia GTX 470 GPU. I am doing a lot of color grading work for my projects and I am considering to purchase HP Dream Color 10-bit monitor. As GTX don't output 10-bit, I am thinking about purchasing a Quadro GPU just for output preview purpose.
Does anyone know is it possible to put those two cards together in the same PC (Windows 8, 64-bit) without issues? If so, can I use cheapest Quadro GPU, for example K420? The main idea is using GTX as workhorse for rendering and live timeline preview and Quadro for 10-bit preview on HP Dream Color.
Generally it is not advised by nVidia as they do not test having two different families of drivers running at the same time. That does not mean that it would not work but there have been reports of problems in the forums. Of course if anyone is successful it generally does not get reported.
You might have to consider removing the GTX 470 and getting something like the K2200 with a few more CUDA cores than your GTX 470 and also 10-bit output.
replacing GTX470 with K2200 was just what I was thinking. Hope it would be a match to 470 due to a little more cuda cores but slower clocks. Now, the biggest challenge in this configuration would be explaining my 7 years old kid there's no more games on computer ;-).