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Are dual GPU cards outdated

#132x2zPosted 1/28/2014 12:47:08 AM
Are Dual GPU cards outdated? - Results (76 votes)
Yes
25% (19 votes)
19
No
55.26% (42 votes)
42
Kinda
19.74% (15 votes)
15
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Are Dual GPU's cards like the 7990 and GTX 690 outdated? I don't mean that particular card, but the setup itself.
#2reincarnator07Posted 1/28/2014 8:44:11 AM
Why would they be outdated?
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#3maybecallsPosted 1/28/2014 8:47:02 AM
Outdated? I'll swap my old 460 for a 690 now, please!
#4darkstar4221Posted 1/28/2014 8:47:18 AM
no if anything all modern GPU cards are underused.
#5PraetorXynPosted 1/28/2014 8:59:00 AM
Outdated? Probably not. Pointless? Absolutely.

You can't have more than 4-way SLI (2 of them), so it's better to just get 4 single GPU's.

The way it works is a dual GPU, say the 690, will have two downclocked 680's on board. So it's bette rto just have 2 regular 680's without the downclock, and they can be had for around the same price.
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#6Mega_TyrantPosted 1/28/2014 9:16:22 AM(edited)
Only reason I can think of using a Dual GPU card is if you only have a single slot open. Power consumption? PC is gonna eat a lot of power anyway if you game a lot.
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#7ThePCElitistPosted 1/28/2014 12:08:23 PM
Mega_Tyrant posted...
Only reason I can think of using a Dual GPU card is if you only have a single slot open. Power consumption? PC is gonna eat a lot of power anyway if you game a lot.


Or if you want Quad SLI/Crossfire configurations and only have 2 slots for GPU's.
#8dementedlullabyPosted 1/28/2014 12:12:21 PM
Aren't the specs for GTX 790 rumored to include dual GPU?
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#932x2z(Topic Creator)Posted 1/28/2014 12:24:39 PM
reincarnator07 posted...
Why would they be outdated?


I meant in terms of usefulness. It just doesn't seem useful to me anyways. Seems redundant to buy a card that has two gpu's in it that are downclocked. Even if there's a switch like the 6990 has it still seems redundant.
#10PhilOnDezPosted 1/28/2014 1:00:18 PM
I'd never use one but they definitely have their place. If you want maximum performance in a minimal form factor (mitx specifically since they only have one PCIe slot) they're an excellent option.
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