Closed Why would you ever need two GPUs? Tags: Graphics Cards GPUs Power Supplies Graphics Last response: June 3, 2012 3:57 PM in Graphics & Displays Share kevin_63 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? More about : gpus fantastik250 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 coper210 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 Related resources Why can’t GPUs have two cores on one card instance of having two cards - Forum What GPU(s ) for 120 hz monitor? - Forum Problems with new gpus ? - Forum For long life and price value which of the GPUs would you get? - Forum Ever need 16GB of ram? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution unksol a b 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. kevin_63 June 3, 2012 2:23:41 PM Best answer selected by kevin_63. Mousemonkey a c 240 U Graphics card a b ) Power supply June 3, 2012 3:57:09 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFirst ever post! Hello Tom'sHardware! (p.s. i need laptop help) Forum800$ GPU(s ) ForumBest GPU(s ) for i5-2500K + 850W PSU? ForumI am looking for x2 new GPUs - what to buy NVIDIA or ATI ForumShould i go with nvidia or amd with the latest GPUs (6970 vs 580) ForumPLEASE : Which GPUs can this PSU Support ?? ForumGTX 590, dual GPUs not at 100%, lagging during certain games. why ??? ForumWill my systems give me the full power of these two GPUs ? ForumUpgrading GTX460 Forum[Solved] Is my power supply big enough?? I NEED TO KNOW ASAP! ForumGIGABYTE GTX 560 Ti Ultra need fan below 40% ForumI need a PCI Express 2.0 x8 Graphics Card with a DVI Outputs. ForumI need a PCI Express 2.0 x16 Graphics Card with 2 or 3 DVI Outputs. Forum[Solved] What would be the best GFx card for my system under 90$? ForumAsus DirectCU II Top 670 red screen. Do I need to RMA? 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 !