I recently bought a modern PC with an Nvidia 1050Ti GPU, and I also have in my collection some older/weaker GPUs like 1030GT, 9800GT, 9600GT, 750Ti and GTS240. All of them being from Nvidia, can I somehow add one or multiple of them into my PC and get more framerate in games or faster video encoding and such in other apps?
There are 2 slots for GPUs and I haven't tried plugging in a second card because I'm not sure if it's safe/will work/won't break anything.
I don't think card-to-card connectors will work with different cards, especially from different generations, so that's probably out of the question.
Also, if my CPU has built-in graphics, can it also be utilized to improve graphics workloads without losing its non-graphics processing speed?
And, I've read about using motherboard port splitter cables to connect more GPUs to mine bitcoins, and perhaps this can still be used for gaming and other general home PC/workstation purposes.
I've read some info about this kind of thing and it seems like before Windows 10 the driver support used to be worse and you had to have 2 or more of the exact same cards, otherwise they wouldn't run, so maybe times have changed and now it's possible to get more juice out of extra cards.