Okey I understand, so you still want own stuffs, that’s the spirit
+there is the gpu already - so no turning back
Well, I also think linux is a better platform for DL than windows, because win10 doesn’t let you fully use the whole gpu, 10% gpu memory is reserved for the win10, so remained 90% and now the 2nd hit is the DWM which reserves the 10% of the 90%, so 81% remained
On win10 you cannot fully use pytorch in terms of performance (or any other libs), because of compilation difficulties, some things run 2-3x slower on win10 when you compare to linux.
Also when you want to use docker for example with nvidia accelerated gpu capabilites then you can realize nvidia did it on linux and no windows support for that - ok, its not ur problem, it was my problem once ^^.
But the list goes on…
On linux you can monitor things better in terminal, like ‘watch -n 5 nvidia-smi’, ‘watch -n 5 sensors’ and you can pipe outputs, on windows it’s harder to do or impossible in some cases.
Linux is more like Mac, Win is a different beast - but it doesn’t mean you cant use win10 for DL - you can, just sometimes need more workarounds/can be less performant and I wanted you to know that, but your friend will watch netflix on win10, so no need to disturb him with linux if he doesn’t want to.
So when you have 2 gpus, ofc you can use both if the motherboard has 2 pcie slots, and you can specifically use 1 of them for DL - my suggestion to put the stronger gpu in the 16x slot, because the other slot more than likely only 8x, so you can use the full memory bandwidth for DL, and for netflix and web browsing there is in the pcie8x the older gpu
It can work, so gogo