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This is mostly an "opinion" thread, there really is no right or wrong.

Right now dual GPU graphics cards (the concept of building SLI / crossfire capability into a single card) is something of a very high priced and almost unpractical solution for high-performance rigs. But is dual GPU going to become an affordable and typical setup for graphics cards in the future? If we continue to use SLI / crossfire into the future for our more demanding computing needs then can we rely architecture and efficiency advancements to keep the individuals cards (relatively) low power and cool?

What do you think?
post #2 of 37
Only if they manage to completely eliminate microstutter on multi-GPU setups which I don't see happening any time soon.
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We've had it for several generations and will continue to get them, but I would hardly say it's the future. Not in the foreseeable future anyways.

Just my $0.02 though
 
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post #4 of 37
the gpu industry has a lot of time to catch up to the cpu.. so unless they come up with super gpus. sli and single cards will be on for a while.
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Only if it's not Amd cards wink.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

Only if it's not Amd cards wink.gif

If i was forced to take a dual gpu card, it would be the ares II over nvidia...

I don't think dual gpu cards will be the future. They will stick around, but so will singles.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FtW 420 View Post

If i was forced to take a dual gpu card, it would be the ares II over nvidia...

I don't think dual gpu cards will be the future. They will stick around, but so will singles.

But, but....Mars. Mmm.
 
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post #8 of 37
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vonnis View Post

Only if they manage to completely eliminate microstutter on multi-GPU setups which I don't see happening any time soon.

I heard there was stutter problems with SLI / cross fire, do the single cards with dual GPU's have that problem too though? That's pretty bad if a single card has microstutter issues
post #9 of 37
Graphic cards like the Titan will be the future.
post #10 of 37
Dual GPU is good for low power consumption, for low overclock and for small cases such a microATX cases. I still prefer having Crossfire Cards or SLI cards.
Edited by KaRLiToS - 4/3/13 at 4:07pm
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