Solved Two Graphics Cards vs One Graphics Card Tags: Graphics Cards Asus Graphics Last response: September 30, 2011 8:16 PM in Graphics & Displays Share solinvictus01 September 23, 2011 3:29:44 AM So, I'm going to be building my first Gaming PC in a few months! I've been doing some research and I'll be going for the Asus GTX 560 TI DirectCU II Top graphics card overclocked to 900MHz. The question is: is it more beneficial to have two graphics cards (in this case, two of the graphics card mentioned above) rather than one? What are the advantages? If I have two Asus GTX 560 TI DirectCU II Top cards, will it consume more energy when playing a demanding game like Crysis 2 versus just having one? Note: I will be playing in 1920x1080 resolution. Thanks in advance! More about : graphics cards graphics card | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution jaguarskx Graphics card Master September 23, 2011 3:41:41 AM If you have two GTX 560 TI graphics cards, then of course they will consume more power than a single GTX 560 TI. How much? About 2x more. Makes sense? I never SLI'ed or XFired two video cards together. I prefer a single powerful video card. due to less potential issues such as: 1. Not all games support SLI or XFire. But I assume the more popular big budget games will. 2. Less potential driver issues. 3. Some people complain about micro stuttering in some games. | Report abuse megamanx00 Graphics card Master September 23, 2011 4:05:42 AM Most games would do fine with one 560 ti, but for Crysis 2 you should consider getting two in SLI. If you want to stick with a single card you may as well spend a little more for a 570 | Report abuse solinvictus01 September 23, 2011 6:55:38 PM Alright, I did some more research and I'll go for the Asus GTX 570 DirectCU II graphics card! Thanks! | Report abuse solinvictus01 September 30, 2011 8:16:50 PM Best answer selected by solinvictus01. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>Two Graphics Cards vs One Graphics Card> Related ressources: ForumI need to buy a graphics card and i have come down to two gtx 550 vs hd 6790 ForumTwo Graphics Cards , One for Compute ForumTwo 1GB cards in crossfire or one 2GB card ? ForumCan a laptop have two graphics cards , one integrated and one dedicated? ForumTwo high-end cards in one machine ForumWhich of these two graphics cards are better? ForumOne or two graphics cards ? ForumTwo graphics cards , one computer. non sli/physx... realistic? ForumHi-end graphics card . Which one ? ForumTwo Graphics Cards or One w/ the same budget? ForumTwo 2gb 670 Vs . One 4gb 670? Please help! ForumWhat makes one graphics card better than another? ForumIt all comes down to the Graphics cards .... which one ? ForumTwo PCI Graphics Cards in one system ForumIs it possible to have two graphics cards , running one at a time? Forum1Gb vs 2Gb graphics More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !