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I'm sorry I'm a noob but why do people have 2 graphics cards on some builds?
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It's like having multiple CPU's. More performance and more monitors. It's sometime also better to get 2xlow end graphics cards rather than getting 1x good one.
   
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If I was spending roughly 3k on a build would there be any graphics cards u would recommend? Also how would I go about setting up 2 graphics cards to =1 ? Thank you btw
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mystxc;14323955 
If I was spending roughly 3k on a build would there be any graphics cards u would recommend? Also how would I go about setting up 2 graphics cards to =1 ? Thank you btw


You can find many guides on the internet for setting up multi GPU systems.


It's really easy.



GTX 580's would be what I would recommend
post #5 of 51
2x the graphics performance by using 2 cards...well thats the theory but still u get a pretty decent performance boost by using 2 graphic cards...
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Usually people grab another card for double the performance.

Just the other day i was thinking of grabbing another 5770.
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post #7 of 51
if you have never built a computer before

you dont need 2 cards

if you want to get into owning a cool comp and adding and whatever else? go for it

i would set a foundation

good case
good cooling (water but maybe not the best option for a first timer)
good power supply

these 3 things can be used for many years to come if they are of the proper quality
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AMDrocks;14323999 
Usually people grab another card for double the performance.

Just the other day i was thinking of grabbing another 5770.

not double, more like 70%
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We "enthusiasts" decide to spend our money on high end dual and triple card setups because we want to run every game with as much eye candy as possible while still maintaining a playable framerate usually north of 60 FPS if we can to avoid any lag and stutter.
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Originally Posted by asuperpower;14323930 
It's like having multiple CPU's. More performance and more monitors. It's sometime also better to get 2xlow end graphics cards rather than getting 1x good one.

And 2x good cards is even better. biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Master Chief;14323987 
You can find many guides on the internet for setting up multi GPU systems.


It's really easy.



GTX 580's would be what I would recommend
Is spending 1k on graphics cards alone worth it?
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