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So i know that the gtx titan and a single GPU.

but what does that mean?

(yes i know what single mean guys, but does other cards have like more than 1 GPU in them or something?)
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Yes. Gtx 690. 7990. 6870x2. There are more but those a a few. All of these have 2 GPUs on a single card
post #3 of 12
Yes, some cards have two GPUs. A lot of times "single GPU" is just referring to systems with only one card installed, no SLI or Crossfire.
post #4 of 12
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Yes. Gtx 690. 7990. 6870x2. There are more but those a a few. All of these have 2 GPUs on a single card
Not much more to put than this.
post #5 of 12
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okay, so this is what im getting at with the term "single gpu" and "dual gpu"

cards like the 690, titan has 1 GPU (or basically 1 CPU looking chip in it?)

while other dual cards has 2 chips inside?
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post #6 of 12
The 690 is a dual GPU on a single physical card. The titan is a single GPU on a single physical card.
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The 690 is a dual GPU on a single physical card. The titan is a single GPU on a single physical card.

whoops i meant the gtx 680.


so what i said before is correct?
cuz im trying to find some videos of people opening up gpu's so i can see it for myself, but i cant find any
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post #8 of 12
GeForce_GTX_690_F_bare_PCB.jpg
GTX 690

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GTX 680

The 690 basically is a single PCB with two 680 GPUs on it.
post #9 of 12
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man thats pretty cool lolol

so im assuming putting in 2 GPUs into a physical model boost the performance right?

so how come CPU manufacturers doesnt do that to their CPU's? and mobos?

like create some kind of slot that holds a physical card with 2 CPU's in them?
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post #10 of 12
Some folks have been tossing the word "dual" around with a bit of abandon lately (I'm looking at you, EVGA). Perhaps this is the source of your confusion?

A single card is a single card, and a single card with two gpus on it is a dual-gpu card.



*I know, EVGA is talking about BIOS. But most normal people don't know that, and the nomenclature doesn't make it clear.
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