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If she would let me I would!

I'll just get her when she is sleeping.
Isn't that illegal in most states?


On the positive note on the article, the markets are at least aware of the Enthusiast now as opposed to 5-10yrs ago. Acknowledgement of our existences gives us leverage.
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Isn't that illegal in most states?


On the positive note on the article, the markets are at least aware of the Enthusiast now as opposed to 5-10yrs ago. Acknowledgement of our existences gives us leverage.
Agreed. There really WASN'T a computer enthusiast in the minds of everyone else back then.
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Nice read, the author seems pretty informed, but I hope this part of the article isn't seen as a challenge to the industry (don't think it will be, at least until it's echoed thoroughly throughout the community). I don't see any issue with dual-GPU cards though, as long as an affordable single-GPU solution simultaneously exists:

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Now, very few seem to have learnt the lesson and subsequently every multi-GPU card to date hasn't exactly been a success: the Gigabyte 3D1 consisting of two GeForce 6800 GTs, Sapphire's dual Radeon X1950 card and even Nvidia's GeForce 7950 GX2 (which was ever-so-loosely called a "single" card) were all let downs and had limitations.

The only working "success" so far has been the Radeon HD 3870 X2 – a genuine example of a decent product that generally works and doesn't cost you a kidney and a limb. The only downside is that it relies on multi-GPU drivers being up to date with the game release calendar and it’s really the wrong time of year to judge that, but we're still concerned about its long-term prospects – will we end up with another GeForce 7950 GX2 situation, where drivers just aren't good enough?

And while we’re on the topic of multi-GPU, we may as well talk about its expansion into multi-multi-GPU technology. Who actually wants three or four cards in a system? We even heard a hint of six not long ago. Where next: eight, twenty, eighty? Again described as 'enthusiast' (we shudder), is it really worth developing on such niche technology? It costs driver teams time and significant effort, rather than just investing in getting a better product out for everyone? From what we’ve been told, these drivers have millions and millions of lines of code – couldn't the money be better spent at optimisation, bug fixing, profile updates and so on? How do these extremely niche products affect the bottom line, and thus the cost of the other products we pay for?
People need to stop this 9800X2 hate! Can't we just all live and love? But I do agree bugs are probably going to hurt this card for the first month. Damned 14k 3DMark...ATi didn't get the same reaction to the X2. Maybe people think nVidia is on the defensive now? Well, at least until we get the 9999.99GTO GT200/G100 (I refuse to move on to a 5-digit numbering scheme).
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