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User Info: 32x2z

32x2z
3 years ago#1
Are Dual GPU cards outdated?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
This poll is now closed.
Are Dual GPU's cards like the 7990 and GTX 690 outdated? I don't mean that particular card, but the setup itself.

User Info: reincarnator07

reincarnator07
3 years ago#2
Why would they be outdated?
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User Info: maybecalls

maybecalls
3 years ago#3
Outdated? I'll swap my old 460 for a 690 now, please!

User Info: darkstar4221

darkstar4221
3 years ago#4
no if anything all modern GPU cards are underused.

User Info: PraetorXyn

PraetorXyn
3 years ago#5
Outdated?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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User Info: Mega_Tyrant

Mega_Tyrant
3 years ago#6
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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ThePCElitist
3 years ago#7
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.

User Info: dementedlullaby

dementedlullaby
3 years ago#8
Aren't the specs for GTX 790 rumored to include dual GPU?
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User Info: 32x2z

32x2z
3 years ago#9
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Why would they be outdated?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.

User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
3 years ago#10
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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