Originally Posted by hurricane28
Originally Posted by Sgt Bilko
Mus you beautiful person
^ Ding ding ding
Just because what I choose to run is in the minority doesn't mean I should be penalized for it.
Oh.....and just for reference, these cost less
than a GTX 1080 (let alone a Titan XP)
But what about bottlenecking? I mean, the FX CPU simply cannot cope with that amount of GPU performance. That and the power draw and problems when running multiple GPU's.
IMO best way is to buy one powerful GPU. My GTX 970 is still kicking butt in most games and since i only play at 1080p i don't NEED SLI wth another 970 or buy more powerful card. Even at 1440p with high settings i can play most games with good frames. The only setback is the 3.5/4GB vram at higher resolutions.
Go play at a higher resolution then, with VSR and DSR there really isn't any reason not to anymore, the FX CPUs can cope with 2 x Hawaii cards at 1440p fairly decent in a well tuned system.
A single more powerful GPU is most certainly the best option but only because it has the least amount of driver problems, The power draw is something that is so well covered now that you'd have to have your head buried in the sand for the last 3 years to not know how much power GPUs use.
But of course cost is another big factor here, a couple of 290x's could be had for $200-$300 here while a GTX 1080 is around $1100........sometimes the issues with Multi-GPU configs are worth it over the sheer amount of money you save
and just a fyi, those 295x2s aren't on my FX platform (Motherboard is a big giveaway), I know the limits of FX quite well and it is a decent platform but it's just not quick enough at lower res for me anymore.