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Why would you ever need two GPUs?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 3, 2012 7:49:12 AM

Stupid question, but why would you ever need two GPUs? Is it just if you have a subpar one to being with? And if you do have two, what kind of accommodations are necessary as far as processor speed, case size, or power supply?

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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 3, 2012 7:55:23 AM

It's to have more performance when you can't play decently at higher resolutions and/or graphic settings. In my opinion, some people tend to go for looks or more power.

Negatives: More heat, power consumption, sli/crossfire support, issues with dual cards vs single cards
June 3, 2012 8:00:34 AM

The whole reason people get dual graphics cards is because they want better performance for games. but there are some cons as fantastik250 pointed out
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a c 79 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
June 3, 2012 10:02:30 AM

There are really only 2 (good)reasons to use crossfire/sli.

1. You bought a card, its two years later and it can't keep up, but you can buy a 2nd one for cheap and have the same/better performance as new cards for less.

2. You have more money than you know what to do with and need multiple high end GPUs to run a highers multimonitor setup.

There also gpgpu compute cases for it but that's different. basically buy the best single GPU you can. Crossfire in a couple years to save money.
June 3, 2012 2:23:41 PM

Best answer selected by kevin_63.
a c 273 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
June 3, 2012 3:57:09 PM

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