Originally Posted by The Witcher
Well, my friend got the 5970, he couldn't even play BC2 with decent fps, he had like 20fps or so for most of his games. Note that he has a 980X CPU.
He was able to get rid of most of the bugs after several patches, fixes and drivers. It took him many months....too much frustration.
I'm just saying that for some reason Dual GPU graphic cards tends to have a higher than average failure rate and there many other options to choose from which are more efficient and more cheaper.
Its true that internal CF cards suffer a lot more problems than external CF cards, but to that extent, its possibly BC2's fault, or AMD couldn't find the bug. Yes, Obviously Dual GPU cards have much more problems than single chip solutions, but that's because of the added complexity of the card, and therefore more prone to problems and failure. Yes, there are a lot of other options which are cheaper and more efficient, but power consumption wise, its hard for a dual card solution to beat dual gpu configuration, assuming that you are comparing the same generation. Also, cheaper solutions more likely than not occupies much more space, and it may not be an option. To me, internal CF or SLi is a alternative, rather than a route someone is forced to take: Games nowadays are so console limited that a decent mid range card like GTX 560 Ti and 6850 can easily power it at high settings, and people who go for dual card/dual chip is either asking for trouble or they are willing to suffer minor inconveniences to get that extra fps and increase their epeen.