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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.

How do multiple cards lower power consumption? Isn't one card/one gpu more effecient with managing it's power?

for example. 1 7970 would go down to 60watts idle. whilst 2 7750's would consume 40 each idle.
Just in perspective of watts/fps.
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post #32 of 37
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How do multiple cards lower power consumption? Isn't one card/one gpu more effecient with managing it's power?

for example. 1 7970 would go down to 60watts idle. whilst 2 7750's would consume 40 each idle.
Just in perspective of watts/fps.

He was saying that a dual GPU card like the HD7990 with 2x 7970 chips on one card would use less power than two separate HD7970 cards
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post #33 of 37
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How do multiple cards lower power consumption? Isn't one card/one gpu more effecient with managing it's power?

for example. 1 7970 would go down to 60watts idle. whilst 2 7750's would consume 40 each idle.
Just in perspective of watts/fps.

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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post

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.


What I meant is that dual GPU cards (such as GTX 690 or HD 7990) has lower power consumption than a Crossfire or SLI setup ( such as GTX 680 SLI or HD 7970 CrossFire)





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post #34 of 37
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What I meant is that dual GPU cards (such as GTX 690 or HD 7990) has lower power consumption than a Crossfire or SLI setup ( such as GTX 680 SLI or HD 7970 CrossFire)






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post #35 of 37
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What I meant is that dual GPU cards (such as GTX 690 or HD 7990) has lower power consumption than a Crossfire or SLI setup ( such as GTX 680 SLI or HD 7970 CrossFire)





My bad m8 smile.gif didn't realize you spoke about multiple vs dual gpu cards
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post #36 of 37
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What I meant is that dual GPU cards (such as GTX 690 or HD 7990) has lower power consumption than a Crossfire or SLI setup ( such as GTX 680 SLI or HD 7970 CrossFire)
Sometimes that's because the dual GPU cards don't perform on par with two single cards. take the 6990, for example. Stock, it has lower clocks than 2x stock 6970s, due to thermal limitations.
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Why sell one card, when you can sell 2 cards!

There will always be single gpu cards, I think we will see 3 or 4 gpu cards next.

I find that extremely unlikely. current dual GPU cards already push the physical, thermal, and sometimes *cough* AMD *cough* auditory limits of the form factor. Given the size of GPU dies, sq/cm requirements for ram, vregs, and PCIe bridge chips, not to mention cooling, I can't see them doubling all of those specs in an allowable form factor. Maybe if the cards come dual slot with factory LCS, but that's the only way I can see that as feasible.
 
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post #37 of 37
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Sometimes that's because the dual GPU cards don't perform on par with two single cards. take the 6990, for example. Stock, it has lower clocks than 2x stock 6970s, due to thermal limitations.

You are very right my friend, and that is what I posted in the first post I have written in the thread wink.gif
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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.
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